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A former expert IT Project Manager, Steve Stone has a number of award winning developments under his belt. Steve threw off the shackles of computer contracting in 2005 to become a full-time writer. He waited many years for an opportunity to begin penning his 'Intrepid' series of five novels, with matching screenplays. To date, the first three novels and screenplays are complete. Steve currently plans to release the fourth and fifth novels of the series in 2013/14.
Because the central characters are exposed to increasingly dangerous and complex challenges, multiple genres are explored; space, war, horror, historical mystery, gangland, disaster, comedy, and the stories consequently appeal as both action adventure and science fiction. So if you are a big budget film producer looking for your next formula fiction box office smash hit, Steve would love to talk to you about his screenplays!
Steve was born in Bristol, England in 1962, and was married to Debi in 1995. He has travelled to many parts of the world, his three-month tour of New York and Florida with Debi being of particular inspiration to the 'Intrepid' franchise. Steve has enjoyed a busy life, and has many accomplishments outside of his IT and writing careers;
Wales and Western England Amateur Poker Champion 2010.
8-ball pool BAPTO World Championship Quarter-Finalist 2002.
UK National Trickshot Finalist 2006 and 2007.
County pool player 1998-2006, 68 tournament wins.
Former pool and snooker club owner.
Completed Nijmegen 128-mile march in 1991 and 1992 ("just to prove the first time wasn't a fluke").
Expert statistician, business applications of Multiple Regression Analysis and Linear Programming a particular speciality.
24-handicap golfer, having struggled around championship courses in Hawaii, Florida and San Francisco. Particularly fond memories of Ko Olina, overlooking Pearl Harbour, scoring 99 and watching John Daly throw his clubs in the lake to the left of the glass-like 18th green.
on Aug. 31, 2011 :
The stages for The Two Storms are set. One is a political one when the Russian and American Presidents are shot, the other is a devastating hurricane.
As with reading any sequel I always set the bar higher, and for this one I wasn't disappointed. The characters all fall into place and are easy to keep up with. Confronting a hurricane with a neutron bomb from a B-2 Spirit gets serious cool points as well. Going against mother nature comes with an awesome sense of class this round. But first the Intrepid crew will have to survive another attempt at time travel to get behind the storms with enough time in their hands to prevent them.
After that, saving the world from a Cold War comes down to taking on street gangs to get to bottom of who The Chinaman is, and just as importantly, who he is working for. I was left right up to the very end trying to figure out the mysteries of identities here. I will read on to Intrepid - Revelations.
(reviewed the day of purchase)