Bruce Carroll


A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Bruce Carroll works as a professional magician. He performs at numerous private events and has been the official street magician at Six Flags Great America for two seasons. For him, writing is a way to get things out of his head.

Bruce currently lives in Burlington, Wisconsin with his wife Angie and their daughter Heather.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. You would think I would write something set in Louisiana, wouldn't you?
When did you first start writing?
As a child. My first writing was probably something for school.

I do recall in elementary school I wrote something for my own personal use. It was a monologue which I intended to record on cassette (yes, that was state of the art back then) and play back from a hidden tape recorder. It was just silly stuff. Somehow one of the teachers found out about it and it went viral (before that term was used that way). Suddenly I was in demand. Teachers would pull me out of class to have me read my piece for their classes. It was fun, although I never understood why it was so popular.
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Where to find Bruce Carroll online


Acting: From First Audition to Final Bow
You set the price! Words: 11,200. Language: American English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
If you are a beginning actor, this is the book for you! Written by a theatrical director, Acting: From First Audition to Final Bow includes links to free online resources and exercises so you can hone your acting skills. The advice and tips herein will give you a distinct advantage over other beginning actors. Auditions, memorizing lines, navigating a stage, character development are all covered.

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Smashwords book reviews by Bruce Carroll

  • The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success on Jan. 13, 2015

    The surprising thing to me was discovering that this book is engaging! Yes, there is a lot of information included (and at 41,000+ words probably more ideas than I will use), but the text is just so amazingly well-written! Highly recommended for anyone wishing to promote an eBook (or a series of eBooks), and also recommended for most anyone looking for an entertaining nonfiction read. Kudos, Mark!
  • Believe in Me on Jan. 25, 2015

    Usually, I do not read romance novels, but from the very first pages "Believe in Me" got me hooked. I loved the cat-and-mouse play between Trina and Kurt, and I admit the twists and turns surprised me. Of course, since this isn't my usual fare, I can't promise it will surprise most readers. All in all, it had a most satisfying conclusion; a bit rushed, perhaps, but most satisfying. If I have a complaint about this book, it is that the font changes for no apparent reason. Both the font itself and the point size change throughout the novella many times. I had thought these changes might indicate a change in the point of view, but it appears to be a glitch. I hope this will be corrected in future editions. Well done, Mishael Austin Witty!
  • The Word Of God on Jan. 26, 2015

    Interesting, at least. Although this entry says, "By Crystal Frames," the title page lists the author as Moses Ayomikun Oladipupo. The introduction is "signed" simply "Ayomikun." The author writes so much about the veracity of scripture that I am left with the impression the person he is most trying to convince is himself. He holds to many traditions without substantiating them (such as the tradition that Moses wrote Genesis). Overall an unsatisfying read, but probably well-intentioned.
  • Workout Routines: Sample Strength And Conditioning Bodyweight Exercise Workout Routines For Men And Women on Feb. 19, 2015

    A nice sampling of exercises collected by Mr. Nordmark. This is a collection of exercises from his three books, "The Stretching Exercise Bible," "Animal Workouts" and "Build Muscle Without Weights." The photos make following the descriptions of each exercise easy. I will be adding some of these to my workout routine. Contains over 20 exercises, many with variations.
  • The Last on April 28, 2015

    While Joel Puga's "The Last" is intriguing, it is not really a story. It is descriptive exposition. As soon as conflict seems inevitable, it simply ends. One can only hope Puga has a novel in mind. I received a free copy of this story in exchange for an honest review