WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME TODAY, STEVE O’ BRIEN,AUTHOR OF “THE BULLET WORK”!! SO SIT BACK WITH A CUP OF COFFEE OR YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE AND ENJOY!!
FROM A & N PUBLISHING WEBSITE:
About the Author
Steve O’Brien is a lawyer specializing in international corporate law and litigation. He has extensive experience in overseas business, including joint ventures, acquisitions, and start-ups in twenty-nine countries. He has in-depth expertise in risk management, corporate ethics, governance, and intellectual property. As a litigator he has chaired more than twenty state and federal jury trials and argued seven appellate cases before state supreme courts and US circuit courts of appeal.
O’Brien earned his juris doctorate from George Washington University Law School and served on the editorial board of The George Washington International Law Review. He has written commentaries and perspectives for prestigious publications such as The National Law Journal, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many magazines. He currently serves as General Counsel for a global consulting company. O’Brien lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife Becky; they have two children.
Elijah’s Coin is his first novel.
Maybe you are a writer. If so, you know these words. If you are an inventor, you definitely know these words. If you are a painter, sculptor, musician or performing artist, you know these words. If you are a successful business leader, charity organizer, school teacher, you know the two most powerful words in the world.
The two most powerful words in the world are:
Every idea, invention, and creation of mankind started from some variation of this question.
What if one moved heavy objects by rotating an object through its axis? Result—The Wheel.
What if a boat could traverse a mountain river by a series of improvised steps? Result—The Panama Canal.
What if the Catholic Church covered up evidence of an amorous relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene? Result—The DaVinci Code.
What if a young woman shunned her fiancé, fell in love with another man on board a ship and kept her identity and a gold locket a secret long after the fateful night the ship sunk? Result—The movie, Titanic.
What if you created a searchable index of internet websites? Result—Google.
The list is endless, because the application of “what if” knows no bounds.
Ideas are not so much created out of thin air as they are reimagined or applied to a new construct.
Bullet Work is built upon several “what if” thoughts.
What if an extortion scheme targeted the stables at a racetrack backside? What if someone attacked racehorses on the backside in the middle of the night? What if a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome could telepathically communicate with horses? What if the reader could be transported onto the back of a thoroughbred to experience a race?
There are not only theme and plot “what ifs,” but also character development “what ifs.” Each time a character takes an action the question should be “what if” he did something else–something unpredictable? “What if” creates the conflict which is the core of every story.
“What if” creates the opportunity for imagination. It is an opportunity to take readers to a place that they’ve never imagined.
One of my favorite lines came from my creative writing instructor in college, the late Warren Fine. I’m not sure if he coined the expression, but it has stuck with me like it was tattooed to my forehead.
“Never interrupt writers when they are stare off into space. That’s when the work gets done.”
That’s where the “what if’s” are being asked.
And that is the beginning of everything significant.
NOW ABOUT THE BOOK “BULLET WORK”…..
STEVE O’ BRIEN
- Pub. Date: March 2011
- Publisher: A & N Publishing
- ISBN-13: 9780982073599
- ISBN-13: 9780982073
From the Publisher
They lived for that one chance; the chance to get home first. They waited for that one second. For that moment when they broke into the clear down the home stretch, and no one was going to catch them. Behind the glamorous exterior of horse racing, lies the gritty reality of the backside. Within this fiercely competitive world of owners, trainers, vets, and jockeys something has gone terribly wrong. As opening day approaches, one racehorse is poisoned, another has her leg crushed by a lead pipe and a third mysteriously disappears. Shock and horror grip the racing community.Despite all security efforts, the brutal killings continue. For Dan Morgan it becomes personal when his precocious two-year-old filly is targeted. Dan befriends AJ Kaine, a lonely, “horse whispering” young man. AJ is a hotwalker, the lowest of jobs in the backside food chain. But AJ has a secret—perhaps a secret that can corner a killer. With AJ’s help, Dan must crack the extortion scheme or risk becoming the next victim.
WE AT MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE WOULD LIKE TO THANK STEVE FOR TAKING THE TIME OUT OF HIS BUSY SCHEDULE TO VISIT WITH US TODAY!!
IF YOU LOVE A GOOD HORSE RACING STORY,DO GO OUT AND BUY HIS LATEST RELEASE “BULLET WORK” YOU WANT BE SORRY TO DID….