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Ian D Smith is working on a mainstream novel, Baking Cakes for Winston Churchill, currently being edited by Cornerstones for 2014.

News: Story sale, Big Pulp, June 2014.

Qualified to write fiction, he holds an MA in Creative Writing, Goldsmiths University of London, with story sales at Big Pulp. His short story credits include The Smoking Poet, Ink Sweat and Tears, Rainy City Stories, The Front View and many others.

Writing Credits:
Transmission, Surprising Stories, Verbsap, Eclectica and many others collected in Jack Kerouac Eats Here.

An early excerpt of Stop the World was published on Limbo Quarterly @ http://limboquarterly.com/2012/05/04/lunchtime-in-the-marquis-of-queensbury/.

It reached #23 on Authonomy with 100 backers in 2012.

"Tea tempers the spirit and harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue; awakens thought and prevents drowsiness."
(Lu Yu, 5th Century Chinese Poet)

Whispers to
Teacup —
stay close" -ikk

favourite books

The Curious Incident of the WMD in Iraq by Rohan Candappa
Nova Swing by M. John Harrison
The End of the World Blues by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
How Late it Was, How Late by James Kelman
Restraint of Beasts by Magnus Mills
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Grey Area by Will Self.
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Short Cuts by Raymond Carver
The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro
Waterland by Graham Swift
Timoleon Vieta Come Home by Dan Rhodes
The Burned Children of America
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
The Corrections by Johnathan Franzen

Dostoevsky, Kafka, Gogol, Chekov.

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Stop the World, I Want to Get ....

Ian D. Smith

On the road with the new, dead-beat generation. Wild, crazy, funny, and original.

Roland Bamber’s demands for money force four friends to flee London in a Mark II Ford Transit. They surface on a container ship, the Jolly Condor, bound for Sicily. Unfortunately, someone has secretly cut them into a deal with Bamber, and unbeknown to them, they’re carrying heroin. They set up a mobile disco, and impress the ship’s captain, although he jettisons them in Sicily where they’re met by armed La Guardia who discover the heroin. They escape and head for a bar where Bamber ambushes them.

Surviving the ambush, they secure a gig at a naturist camp, where they meet more London escapees, and a CIA agent, Zendrowski, who’s investigating drug trafficking. He loses patience with lack of evidence and abandons them. An England international soccer pro, Nathan Ryan, rescues them, and schedules them for his sports bar, Golden Balls, in Spain. Their gear is destroyed when England lose to Germany in the World Cup Final, and they return to London, and their old pub, the Marquis of Queensbury, which is being refurbished as a gastro-pub. They discover the basement is full of Bamber’s counterfeiting equipment. When the Marquis opening night is underway, Bamber looms carrying an automatic rifle.


Jack Kerouac Eats Here

Ian D. Smith

Eat Where Jack Kerouac Ate.
Today’s specials are darkness, danger and a sense of humanity.

A christmas tree with the ability to kill, and Dean Moriarty dying in the snow. A man stumbles on a pair of lovers, and a detective brings someone back from the dead.

The search for glue is over, and then there's racism in England, while a visit to St Peter’s Square, Rome, is cut short by a volcanic eruption. Leaving your sofa out in the Manchester rain could seriously damage your health.

Evolution plays tricks on a man who learns some human anxiety, while a couple on a stricken space ship face oblivion together, along with the elephant in the room. A man moves into the house from hell, and inadvertently feeds a kitten, and then a surveyor enters a building and finds it’s still occupied, and subsiding.

One retired couple - One holiday suicide pact.

Two young people find love in a bad situation, while Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients respond to trite phrases repeated endlessly.

Now let’s eat.


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Dear Ian, As a valued supporter of Doghouse Blues, you may be plea....

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I wrote 351 days ago

"I changed planes twice and each time the aircraft got smaller" Great, human observations make for a great bigger picture. Up to chapter 3 and enjoying this. view book

I wrote 582 days ago

Well done. Go for it. A Manc never forgets. Just upped my rating and backed it. view book

I wrote 668 days ago

Poetic, inspiring, beautifully written. Backed. view book

I wrote 676 days ago

Convincing locations, dialogue, and characters. I like, “He would attend the opening of a fridge.” And his father’s warning about Malpas is a great plot point in the opening chapter. It works very well that his father intervenes like this giving the whole thing credibility. The rhyming slang is fun:... view book

I wrote 677 days ago

I could identify with the descriptions of rage followed by childish enthusiasm. Very well written, I'll be reading more - Ian view book

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