B. R. Fleming

Biography

B. R. Fleming grew up in the '60's reading sci-fi novels and watching sci-fi movies and was a musician in rock bands that played psychedelic rock and the music of the British invasion. After serving in the US Air Force as a Technical Instructor during the Vietnam War, he returned to civilian life and began a career in teaching, which he has followed since. He lives in Southern California and still plays music and teaches classes in English Lit and Creative Writing in high school, as well as college classes in Teaching the Gifted and Talented and Drama. He studied Screenwriting at the University of California, Irvine, and has completed five feature-length film scripts. His screenplays have been marketed to Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Studios Pictures Marketing.

His novel, Summertime Blues, recounts life in the '60's through the eyes of teen Peter Bennings and focuses on the struggles that all teens must face in "growing up." His novel, The Secret People, follows Lesley Whitney as she enters the realm of Native American Spiritualism and encounters the Inorganic Beings on her search for her missing father in the Four corners region of the US. Mr. Fleming's next project will be The Colony Trilogy: Torus I; The Colony; and The Coming, a fact-based sci-fi series revolving around colonization of the solar system.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Since I also teach high school English lit, much of my reading time devotes to reading the materials I teach. I have a backlog of books from my favorite writers - Thomas Pynchon, Umberto Eco, Margaret Atwood, Phillip Dick, and others - that I squeeze in when time allows, and I also have rereads from Bradbury, Dick, Vonnegut, and others, that I would love to have time to re ingest.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle that I love, mainly because I can carry so many resources around with me so easily. That's the only one I've used, so I can't speak on any others.
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Books

The Secret People
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 49,800. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The Secret People follows Lesley Whitney as she enters the realm of Native American Spiritualism and encounters the Inorganic Beings on her search for her missing father in the Four corners region of the US.
Summertime Blues
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 88,380. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Summertime Blues chronicles the coming-of-age of Peter Bennings as he weaves his way through high school and the "sturm und drang" of the teenage years. The novel simultaneously traces the “British invasion” and the emergence of Rock and Roll. Peter’s universal appeal, though, rests in his quest for answers to the ubiquitous questions about girls and sex and dating that no one will help answer.

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