I'm an avid reader and love to write. I am married with two boys and reside in Minnesota. Some of my favorite authors are Stephen King,Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Peter Straub, Suzanne Collins, J.K. Rowling, Thomas Harris, Dan Brown, Cormac McCarthy, My new favorite- Bentley Little, and many many more. I'm willing to read any author who has a great idea and is able to express his ideas in a way I can relate(at least with the characters) and understand clearly. I revise constanly and still don't end up satified, but i guess that is something that will come in time, hopefully. I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I enjoy writing them. I am currently working on a novel, but I will try to upload new short stories from time to time, mostly free to read. I believe if I'm going to charge anything it should be at least 4,000 words or more. A lot of the stories I post are old and had been written years ago, but I think they still have good potential (After endless revising and I know they're still not perfect).
P.S. you can find my newest stories under M.D. Stephens. I will no longer be posting stories under this pen name. I am taking a different approach and trying to appeal to a broader audience. I thank all of you who have read these stories, and I urge you to check out my other profile where there is some exciting stuff to come. My attempt from now on is to write stories without all the sexual situations and extreme graphic violence. I believe if I'm a good enough writer, I should be able to entertain without being so gritty and explicit. I'm not going to completely abandon the darker side, but for now, I'm going to tone it down. the link for my new profile is below.
Thanks for your time. Matt
Richard GK Stark
on Jan. 31, 2012 :
Lots of action. Little substance.
Wow ! What next. A lot of things happening in very few words. It felt like the description of a computer arcade game. Not bad nonetheless.
(review of free book)