Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Author Spotlight #34 - Brian Beecher

Judas Times Seven
by Brian Beecher

Bruce is a data entry operator working in a bank processing facility. Less than one year ago, he suffered a fall which left him sidelined for some time and looked at this as a great chance to get back on firm footing. At first he thinks little of Janice , his lead person on the job and the story’s female lead. He considers her personality to be on the abrasive side. But during a slow period she displays a sunnier side to which he becomes quite fondly attracted. The attraction to one he now considers a voluptuous, wholesome and moderately sexy woman proves charismatic and before long those around him begin to take notice. He begins getting teased into a confession. Within a few days Bruce would come out of the closet and the working relationship would crash. Behind the scenes a man who once was a boss but later demoted who had a penchant for being a ladies’ man was vying for Janice’s attention and wanted no part of Bruce being in the way. As a result he began to instigate a plot along with a female accomplice to ensure Bruce’s ouster. He was well aware that the corporation had more protection under the law than the human being and that Bruce would have little chance of successful challenge. Bruce is trying to come to grips with Janice’s now more reserved attitude toward him and assorted changes in atmosphere while still making ends meet. What Bruce doesn’t count on and isn’t aware of is the depth of the plot against him. One of his other workmates is drawn in when she learns of a possible opening which she wants to get and make sure that he doesn’t, especially since he appears to be a more able and qualified candidate. The plot to destroy Bruce becomes a cadre of seven people. They convince Janice that Bruce is not what he seems, and having to deal with learning a new position fuels the fire of conflicting emotions as she had.

Buy the book:  Judas Times Seven 

My name is Brian Beecher. I reside in the Chicagoland area. I have worked numerous types of jobs in my life and have two previous self-published titles with AuthorHouse, "This Is What I Do" and "Needed Now". The current story, "Judas Times Seven" delves into the pitfalls of not only not attending to business before pleasure and the sometimes radical consequences which occur when office politics muddies the waters of what really occurs. My qualifications to write this piece of reality fiction stem from being a veteran of the office politics scene.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Which Art Movement Describes You?

If you were a piece of art what would you look like?  Would you be a painting of a farm or would you be a starry night?  Would you be a modern piece, impressionism, or something surreal?


Which art movement describes you?


"I think it would be surrealism.  I have a vivid imagination and have some pretty wild dreams that I remember.  I guess that is why I am a writer.  I can look at things and expand on them.  I see movies in my head and my imagination is my escape."

The Darth Writer

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How about you . . . what kind of art would you be?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Author Spotlight #33 - Andy Baldwin

Andy Baldwin is a publishing expert with more than 20 years in the industry, an undergraduate degree in Journalism, and an MBA in Marketing. He is President of Bookstand Publishing which offers self-publishing and marketing services so authors can become successfully published.

The Self-Publishing Checklist
The Book Marketing Checklist. 
By Andy Baldwin

The Self-Publishing Checklist is a step by step guide on how to self publish a book. The Book Marketing Checklist discusses ways authors can author can market their books.


Website: – Once registered on the site, authors can download The Self-Publishing Checklist for free.

Thanks Andy, for offering this great service.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Could Zebulon Finnegan be the Next Harry Potter?

The Harry Potter series has been finished for some time now.  The Twilight Saga is wrapping up.  The Hunger Games is in full swing.  What is going to come next?


Could Zebulon Quest - The Artifacts of Merlin Saga be the next Harry Potter?


"Quite possibly.  Something will fit the slot as the next series for kids to read.  Why not a story about Merlin's grandson and his quest through space and time to find seven hidden artifacts of Merlin so he can release Merlin from his enchantment on Earth."

The Darth Writer

You tell me . . . Do you think this could be the next Harry Potter series?

Check it out:

Friday, March 1, 2013

Dean K Miller Featured Post

Today, I am Dean K. Miller's featured post for his piece called "Free Range Friday" where he is giving away my book Otterocity!  You can enter to win with a comment on his blog post.  Dean is a fellow writer friend of mine.  Thank you Dean for the feature.

Read his blog post here:   
6 Questions With Author Tim Northburg

The Darth Writer