I am planning on running this new segment on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Author’s Spotlights posts are fun to think about and put together, especially when I have had a chance to actually work closely with the author; that is the case today, so forgive my biased comments. Right off the bat I am going to tell you I enjoy B.R.’s work and have since I pretty much read his first paragraph. The thing about his writing and style though is that it crosses many genres, many styles of taste, and is never boring. Dead pages in a B.R. Stateham read just don’t happen. He has full length work to his credit as well as short story and novella length. That is also a selling point for me as a reader; I love variety in what I read each week.
Here is a list of some of the characters that B.R. Stateham has created:
Jake Reynolds: Death of a Young Lieutenant- I have this full length in my Top Ten Novels 1st quarter 2011: http://www.amazon.com/Death-Young-Lieutenant-ebook/dp/B004RCNW3E/re...
Smitty: This guy is very close to B.R., and one of his favorite creations. I have it as my Top, my Number 1 digital short story for 1st quarter 2011, the loveable yet deadly hard-boiled assassin. There are a number of them in the series already, both short story and novella: http://www.amazon.com/Call-Me-Smitty-ebook/dp/B004S2CAFY/ref=ntt_at...
Roland of The High Crags: For all you fantasy fans, this is your man. Great story, and the best part is that it is a continuing story line, yes, there will be more thank God, or B.R. however you will have it:
Below I have a small bio on the man. Your best bet and my recommendation for your Memorial Day weekend reading, as you sit by the pool, on the beach, or just chilling and grilling as many do, is to download one of these and enjoy yourself, have a good time and discover the world of B.R. Stateham. Next up for him, and me, is Hotel Beaumont, another in The Author’s lab/Collaboration series, number six if you are keeping track. The man may write in different genres, but one thing remains consistent, the quality and the care that he takes in delivering a quality, taunt read to the reader. There is not a bummer in the bunch. Enjoy!
The name is B.R. Stateham. Yes, I have a face only a mother could love. And I have been accused of having a distinct familial resemblence to a certain man-made Frankenstein critter from Olden Days. Be that as it may, I am a sixty two year old kid who has been married happily to the same wife for almost a quarter-century (bless her tormented soul!). We have three grown kids, five grand kids, two dogs, and a Dodge pickup truck I call 'Baby.'
I like to consider myself a writer. A writer of speculative fiction. My reading tastes run toward Fantasies, Histories, Mysteries, and Science-Fiction. But really, it doesn't matter.
I'll read just about anything. Writing, however, revolves around the four genres mentioned.
I don't know about you, but to me, today's writing seems so blasé. Like tasting vanilla pudding without much vanilla. Clones of clones. Gone, it seems, are the writing styles found in writers like Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett. The two literately created the modern-day hard-boiled detective/cop. Every writer since who has played in this genre has copied, in one way or another, their styles. They brought a life to their words, animating their characters with a living, breathing presence. Today's writers of this genre go for fast paced action, unbelievable plots, and damn little description.
So my goal is to blend the modern with the old; bring more 'color' back into the art of writing--to stimulate the imagination, yet leave free enough room for each reader to paint that verbal portrait all their own.Join me in this endeavor. Let us be stalwart heroes and walk the dark alleys and back streets of murder and mayhem together. Or soar into galaxies unknown in search of adventures unparalleled.
Things have changed around here. I am now the published author by Trestle Press of “I Have Chrome Balls, Don’t You?” an “In Between The Collaborations”, “Down Low- Dead” with Vincent Zandri, “The Jersey Shore Has Eyes” with Big Daddy Abel”, “G.S.I Gelati’s Scoop Investigations Psychotic Detectives” with Thomas White, “Who Whacked The Blogger” with Benjamin Sobieck,“Thad and The G-Man’s Most Awesome Adventure” with Thad Brown and the soon to be released “Hotel Beaumont” with B.R. Stateham. All the stories are available @ Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and Smashwords. I am also the host of the wildly popular The G-ZONE blogtalk radio show. Thanks for stopping by today; We will see you tomorrow. Have a great day. http://www.gelatisscoop.blogspot.com