Stoney M. Setzer lives in a small town about an hour south of Atlanta, GA, with his beautiful wife and three wonderful children. As a fiction writer, he strives to create suspenseful stories with spiritual (Christian) themes. Some of Stoney's stories have been described as "the Twilight Zone with a Christian worldview." His works have been featured in such publications as Residential Aliens, Fear and Trembling, Crossed Genres, and Christian Sci-Fi Journal, as well as a number of anthologies. Recently, he has also published an anthology of his own work entitled Zero Hour, which is available on www.amazon.com and at Smashwords. He is employed as a middle school special education teacher. When he isn't working or writing, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, visiting amusement parks, and watching the Atlanta Braves. He also maintains a blog at http://zerohourbystoneymsetzer.blogspot.com/
on Sep. 11, 2012 :
I (via ResAliens Press) had the privilege of publishing this story in an anthology of spiritual suspense, so of course I'll give it 5 Stars! :) But the reason I included it and recommend it now is because Stoney has that ability to take an interesting plot idea, add a bit of humor, witty dialog, and that campy/pulp mystery style of writing into a fun "cozy thriller" that gives off the Twilight Zone vibe without going over the top. This is a fun read with a gentle lesson that will make for an enjoyable lunch break.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on June 15, 2012 :
I give this book 3.5 stars for a bit better then average read.
It is very short less then 15 pages when you take of the intro and ending, but you need to read that intro to understand the authors mindset. This short is something that you can download and read on your lunch hour, which is something I am always looking for.
I enjoyed the playful interaction between the brother and sister.
The storyline is pretty predictable, and some of the lines are slightly cheesy, but not in a bad way.
I liked that the author allowed for two different endings. I preferred the second one ;)
I recommend this book to those who like lighthearted science fiction books.
(review of free book)