Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sinister Minister Summer Mysteries

Steve Burt, whose works have won three Ray Bradbury Awards and was a 2005 Bram Stoker Award winner, offers a feast of mayhem and mystery to cool down the summer.   His works of the macabre include a striking short story collection: Odd Lot, Even Odder, Oddest Yet, and Wicked Odd.

Most recently, he has added two novels to his corpus.  The exciting FreeK Camp and its followup FreeK Show.   Soon, Freek Accident will also make its appearance. Additionally, he has written popular inspirational collections, A Christmas Dozen and Unk's Fiddle with tales to warm the heart. 

His list of awards includes : Winner of Bram Stoker Award for Young Readers(tied Clive Barker 2004, runner-up to Harry Potter 2003), 3 Ray Bradbury Awards, the Benjamin Franklin Award(mystery/suspense). Also ForeWord Honorable Mention for Best Horror Book, Writer's Digest Honorable Mention for Best Inspirational Book, finalist for Audio Fiction Book of the Year, 7 honorable mentions in Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, Readers' Choice Award from The Storyteller Magazine, Editor's Choice Award from My Legacy Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul contributing author, Readers' Choice Award from Poetic Eloquence, Best Horror Story from Beyond the Moon magazine, Best Short Fiction Award from Ebbing Tide.

The stories are well written, pulling the reader deep into situations filled with tension, drama, and lives tossed into a maelstrom of the bizarre.   At times fantastic and horrific they squeeze the reader in a slow vice of emotion and fear.  They retain a sense of awesome reality and contain characters who could be people who living  down the street.

An author not to be missed this summer, winter, or anytime!  The story collections are small and compact enough to fit into a backpack or be crammed in that vacation suitcase.  Older elementary to adult will find them equally gripping and addictive.   The novels (FreeK Camp, FreeK Show) are thrill rides!  The story of strangers who discover they share some out the ordinary talents and strengths when faced with a life and death situation sets the stage for some great storytelling. Add to this developing and unique characters, situations, surprising emotional depth and it makes the reader eager to discover what happens to them next. 

Contact the author:
Steve Burt
29 Arnold Place
Norwich, CT 06360

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