John Beach

Biography

The evolutionary result of Paperboy to Grocery Store worker to professional College Student to Magazine Editor to Computer Night Operator to Jr. Database Programmer to System Administrator to Computer Consultant to College Professor of Information Technology.

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Books

Labyrinth Men
Price: Free! Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Labyrinth Men is John Beach’s ninth collection of poetry. The 36 terzanelle poems in this collection are mostly the ranting of a middle-aged man who’s feeling even older than that.
Life Longing
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 86,910. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A dead computer analyst and his guardian angel try to win themselves a secondlife in a broken, Viking world system left devastated and nearly emptied by the Ragnarök.
The Missed Creations and Other Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,870. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
It’s stories about monsters, which starts a lot like a Disney Channel show with capable girls who find fear. The next story breaks that, adds a mechanical violence. The third brings actual pain and a willingness to cause it. The fourth drinks in what we are. The fifth clearly has issues. The sixth sets things right. The seventh struggles to get men out of the hole they’ve dug for themselves.
Ship Ragged
Price: Free! Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(4.00 from 1 review)
John Beach's eighth collection of poetry. The 36 (mostly) terzanelle poems in this collection are reflections on difficult, transitional, and tired moments in the author's life, but there’s also fun and opportunities.
Slumbering Probabilities
Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: American English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
John Beach's seventh collection of poetry. The 35 terzanelle poems in this collection are about the author's life a few months before, during, and after his heart attack. There's love, and stress, reflections, and those lidless moments at night where the brain just won't shut off.
Muninn, Marquis de Reminisce
Price: Free! Words: 6,320. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
John Beach's sixth collection of poetry. The 35 terzanelle poems in this collection are about memory, what information we choose to store about the present (soon to become the past), and how we alter it each time that we think about it in the present. We do this consciously and subconsciously. It helps us to learn and to make better choices… or we can get completely lost in it.
The Distinguishing Aspect
Price: Free! Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
John Beach's fifth collection of poetry. The 35 terzanelle poems in this collection are about secret identities and public persona. I have chosen 26 characters from classic literature, theater, the Pulps, comic books, and radio programs, each of whom uses a hidden identity (or identities) for heroic and less-than-heroic purposes. The real question is why they do so, why any of us do.
Joe
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
John Beach's fourth collection of poetry. This time around, the 20 terzanelle poems included are works of sequential fiction, which revolve around the life of a young boy. After Joe's mother moves half way around the world without him, Joe is transplanted into new surroundings and culture. There, he befriends a pig, and, within an old photograph, discovers what he believes to be a great mystery
Functions and Subroutines
Price: Free! Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
John Beach's third collection of poetry. These 35 (mostly) terzanelle poems peer into the innerworkings and day-to-day ventures of the author as he struggles to not put the past so much in front of him. He also spends just a wee bit too much time inside of Doctors' offices and at Urgent Care.
Illuminating the Umbra
Price: Free! Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A collection of 35 poems, mostly terzanelles, exploring how family, work enviroments, and seeking love have helped shape who I am today: an educator in mind, a small town grocer in soul, and a comic book hero at heart. I can get mired down with the dark of the world, or I can try to do something about it.
A Dozen Steps Through Hel
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Ancient Poetry, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A collection of twelve terzanelle poems influenced by Norse mythology, specifically regarding the afterlife. The poems explore key locations and concepts of the Germanic underworld. Yeah, this is pretty obscure stuff even for fans of the mythology.
Value Received
Price: Free! Words: 26,680. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Horror » General
(4.57 from 7 reviews)
Colorado, 1895: gambling with their lives, a Mormon prospector and his Southern Paiute companion work the wrong end of a gold vein, a vein that leads to The Devil's Own, Haitian Voodoo, and a pair of crazy outlaw brothers. Can their Icelandic pony, Magic Dog, help to save them?

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