Dressing Facts up as Fiction
What I Do
I seek those overlooked details in history, anthropology and science
(the ones that have a vast impact on the world)
I then weave them into engaging narratives
My novels are often compared to Wilbur Smith. This review from Amazon disagrees:
A Trojan Affair
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The Accord is the third novel in a trilogy (The Praying Nun & The Reckoning precede it).
Jayne Alphen, heiress to a London banking dynasty, is a prisoner of circumstance and a hostage to an arranged marriage to George Alphen, a much older man who gained his rank and status in a bargain made a decade before to “straighten wayward Jayne out”. It has been a decade of hell for him and growing revulsion for her. George holds nominal power, but they both know he only holds it through this miserable marriage... and Jayne holds secrets about George that would devastate his career.
Just arrived as Governor of Britain’s newly acquired Cape of Good Hope, George is struggling to rule over a stubborn Dutch population under threat of invasion by Napoleon. But Jayne’s struggles are greater still.
A life of privilege in London has not prepared her for the brutality of a slave culture in a hostile but beautiful new land. Revolted by the reality of it, her nightmares are stoked by the creeping realization that the power and fortune she will inherit is built on the lashed back of the Caribbean sugar trade.
And then, into her world, crashes Chikunda—a Mozambican slave and his pregnant wife, Faith.
If Jayne can rescue Chikunda and Faith, within her is an instinct that they will rescue her.
Sequel to Ragnarok (and LifeGames Corporation)
A decade since a secret NASA experiment went wrong and two commercial airliners and several ships winked from the radar near Newfoundland.
Weeks later, one of those Boeings reappeared and crash landed onto the Hudson river.
But steadily, over the months that followed, all details of the disappearance event evaporated out of the media and archives, and the public's collective memory steadily began to falter too.
Actively suppressed and eliminated by the authorities using LIfeGames Corporation's mind manipulation technologies—all that people now recall was the miracle of the plane's crash landing, but nothing of the weeks of its absence... those who do recall are labeled as conspiracy nuts.
Now, one important man—the pilot of that plane—is starting to remember where they went and why everyone has been forgetting.
*Want more Detail? See "Old Site"
Any book that makes me question my own beliefs and challenges my thinking, is a book worth reading... (Smorenburg gets)an Authentic 5 out of 5.
NTHATO MORAKABI, LITERARY CRITIC
Smorenburg's books are much more than novels - through collisions of old vs new, traditional vs modernity, he explores the very essence of human nature.
ANDREW CHRISTIE, BOOK CRITIC
James Patterson, Stephen King, John Grisham... If I transposed one of those names over Smorenburgs, you honestly could not tell the difference.
GLENN GOLDSWAIN, AVID READER
I was born in 1964 in Cape Town, South Africa.
A serial entrepreneur with a passion for marketing, in 1995 I moved to California where I founded a business consultancy and online media and marketing engine.
Returned to SA in 2003.
I have an insatiable interest in the ocean, conservation, keeping up with the latest breakthroughs in science, understanding the cosmos, and tracking the fast changing facets of culture.
I'm intrigued by the old guard clinging to tradition, and the neurology that explains it.
Retained Hippo Communications to roll out a PR campaign.
One of the world's top celebrity scientists due to read Trojan.
Standing by for 'next step' in movie deal for Trojan Affair
Aiming to launch "Praying Nun"