Night Shadows available today from Echelon Press!

 Today is the launch day for Night Shadows by Stephen L. Brayton from Echelon Press.

When I asked Stephen for some background information, this is what he told me:

I’m intoTaekwondo. In fact in a couple of weeks I’ll be heading off to a black belt camp. I’ve also attended many tournaments and am an instructor here in town. 

Other things: two parents in Centerville (Dad works part time for a funeral home and I went with him one time to collect a body). Mom works for the government part time. One sister and three nieces (the twins’ basketball team, as of right now, are undefeated). I have a 13 pound cat. I live in an apartment house and I’m the only tenant within the last seven years who hasn’t been a criminal. (Okay, I’m not sure about the current tenant across from me, but he works for the landlord and HE’S has been arrested).

I’ve written short stories (four of which have been accepted for publication from Echelon), a couple of novels. Am working on sequels. 

From the above, it's easy to see that Stephen has quite a sense of humor.

About Night Shadow:
Des Moines Homicide detective Harry Reznik teams with F.B.I. agent Lori Campisi to investigate a series of gruesome murders. While dealing with personal problems, the unlikely pair find themselves battling malevolent creatures from another dimension.

And for more about Stephen:

I'm a Fifth Degree Black Belt instructor in the American Taekwondo Association. I started martial arts training in 1991, earned my black belt in 1993, and gained my instructor certification in 1995.

In 1996, I opened up my first taekwondo club in Grinnell, Iowa.

In 2003, I assumed ownership of the club in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

I've written stories for many years, but started seriously while working at a radio station in Kewanee, Illinois. After I moved to Oskaloosa, Iowa, I started attending a writers' group in Des Moines. So much knowledge about writing and critique came out of that group and the others I've enjoyed.

I attended my first conference in 2007, Love Is Murder, In Chicago. Mike Manno introduced me to 'pitches' and we discussed writing and history and law while sharing the drive.

In 2009, while attending the Killer Nashville conference I was fortunate enough to meet Mary Welk of Echelon Press. Subsequent to the conference I submitted two novels to Echelon and in October, they BOTH were accepted for E-publication in 2011.

I'm a reader; a writer; an instructor; a graphic designer; a lover of books, movies, wine, women, music, fine food, good humor, sunny summer days spent hiking or fishing; and I'm a catnip drug dealer to my fifteen pound cat, Thomas. and

And I want to thank Stephen for visiting my blog today and telling me all about himself and a little about his new book.

Stephen Brayton


Morgan Mandel said…
Much success to you, Stephen. I met Karen Syed ages ago at Love is Murder and also know and love many of the Echelon authors.

Morgan Mandel
Hi, Morgan, I met Karen at Epicon and Love is Murder. A really supportive publisher.

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