Bud Simpson is the author of three previous books: Mantawassuk: The Cove; The Moving Finger Writes; and A Missing Piece of Sky. He is now retired and lives in Logan, Ohio with his wife, Margo. Since 2003, he has written an opinion column for the Logan Daily News. His other artistic endeavors include: nature photography, bird carving, sculpting in bronze, and painting in various media. A Dark Place is his third novel. A collection of works, including short stories, novelettes, poetry, and assorted essays is in the works and will be published soon.
After their retirement, three trash-talking buddies, who met while in the Navy, find themselves thrown together in Summerville, Maine. Unknown to them, three other men with hidden, very dark backgrounds are also living among the good citizens of Summerville. The six lives of these men become inexorably entangled as one of the naval buddies, Arne, becomes dependent upon these other three men.
Rex Stephenson is the best known writer of horror fiction in the world. He seems to have it all; a beautiful wife and home and all the bells and whistles that go along with success. Then, on a lovely afternoon walk near his home in western Maine, he meets his number one fan: Charlie Queeg.
Some pieces of Olio Folio are fiction; others a combination of fiction and fact; some are actual fact. Some of the fiction is more believable than my factual stories. Some of the factual stories sound like fiction. Not my fault! I’ll let you try to figure it out. As they say: “Any resemblance of these characters to actual people, living or dead, is purely coincidental.” Or is it?