Electric Eclectic (EE) is a new way to introduce you to new authors.
All EE novelettes are priced at £1/€1/$1 and are quick reads (6k-20k words).
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Electric Eclectic currently has six authors and 14 titles. It’s a great way to find your ‘next favourite book’ and ‘new authors’ to follow.
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I live in God’s county, otherwise known as Yorkshire, England.
I am actually a southern boy who slowly migrated northwards during his life, married a Yorkshire ‘lass’ and ended up staying.
I have been living in the ‘North’ for about thirty years now; in another thirty I should no longer be classed as a newcomer.
Whatever story I write about, I like to weave emotions, passions, sensitivities, perceptions and empathies into my writings. I feel adding the human element captures the heart and soul of those reading and inexorably draws people into my fictional worlds, so, the instant they look up from the page it takes a few moments of realisation before ‘the real world’ comes flooding back.
I am loving Electric Eclectic books because it gives me the opportunity to share some of my greatest novelette stories with you.
So far, I have three Electric Eclectic Novelettes, each one tells a story from a different genre.
Like most authors I write what I like to read. I blame Wilbur Smith for igniting the passion in me. After being introduced to one of his novels after many years of being ‘too busy to read a novel’ a strange thought entered my brain. ‘Could I write like that?”
I’d like to think my writing is like a good vintage of wine. Every year that ticks over my masterpieces, like the wine, get exponentially better. I’m just hoping I reach perfection before father-time taps me on the shoulder.
Writing about yourself is always hard. I’m a KIWI, after travelling extensively, I’ve come to the conclusion I’m blessed to live in NZ. Brilliant scenery, little crime by world standards (the police don’t carry guns), and a laid-back small population.
I flirted with studying criminal law and accountancy before the lure of the land claimed me. I farmed for many years, owned several city-based businesses, moved to the idyllic Bay of Islands and started writing. And a little fishing.
When I think about my writing credentials my mind immediately moves to a book writing by Sir Bob Jones, a local with an outspoken persona. A bit like an early Donald Trump. Bob’s book was titled ‘The Achievements of the Fourth Labour Government.’ It consisted of 250 blank pages.
My writing resume is slightly better, I dabbled with writing small articles for a local newspaper, my job description was ‘reporter.’ I now have 6 published novels and a few bubbling away in a vast melting pot. I love writing, I’m addicted, it’s my drug of choice. And an occasional bottle of wine.
Born and raised in Bayside, New York, Neil Douglas Newton was telling stories almost as soon as he could talk. Along with his love of music, he developed a talent for writing prose and song lyrics.
A computer programmer by day he indulges his love of writing and making music at night and on weekends.
The Chaconne was born from his love of Bach as well as a homage to his late mother who was a classically trained coloratura. Binding these together, he created a ghost story with a twist.
In Seed Money , as with many of his works, Neil draws on his New York experience to create a tantalizing tale of good guys versus a bad girl.
His first book, The Railroad contains scenes that parallel his own experiences on 9/11 in the subway in New York.
Neil is a transplanted New Yorker who currently resides in East Tennessee with his wife, writer Elizabeth Horton-Newton, in a 100-year old haunted house.
When I was seven years old my father gave me his copy of The Complete Edgar Allan Poe and The Complete Sherlock Holmes. I fell in love. I made up my mind when I grew up I would write horror and mystery books.
Then I hit puberty and decided I needed to toss a bit of romance into the pot. This was possibly a result of my sneaking peeks at my mother’s romances and rather naughty Victorian books, as well as Daphne du Maurier and Harold Robbins novels.
I write in every genre, but particularly enjoy stories with a solid suspenseful plot and characters that step off the page.
Most of the reviews of my writing have complimented my character development. In fact, I have been asked if they are based on real people. Let’s just say, maybe… I live in a hundred-year-old house with my husband, writer Neil Douglas Newton, and my pet familiar, Scout, with frequent visits from our four grown children, six grandchildren, and great-grandson.
Many of my story ideas come to me as I indulge my biggest extravagance, world travel. Next to traveling, my second hobby is photography.
I enjoy penning novels and short stories. Electric Eclectic provides the perfect “vehicle” to share my novelettes, longer than shorts and shorter than longs. These economical and quick reads give readers the opportunity to discover new authors.
What can be better than a short book that doesn’t break the pocketbook?
I’ve always had an active imagination and it needed an outlet. So as a child I’d make up stories to tell my siblings.
As I teenager, I wrote pages and pages of words that made no sense to anyone but me. Eventually, a spark of imagination was all it took for them to become fully formed
These days I’m a multi-genre author and writing for Electric Eclectic will enable me to explore a good mix of stories.
My first book under EE is a family drama at Christmas and my second is a Science Fiction story where the heroine travels back in time. I had such fun writing this one.
Look out for a diverse collection of stories from me in the future.
A few years ago I moved to an island with the most beautiful of landscapes, both sea, beaches and countryside. Long walks taking in the views releases my muse, and my imagination will know no bounds. One day I’ll write a story just for you, set on this mysterious island.
I love words and on my website, you’ll discover a magical world.
Rush Leaming has lived in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Zaire, Thailand, Spain, Greece, England and Kenya.
He currently lives in South Carolina.
Rush has done many things including spending 15+ years in film/video production working on such projects as The Lord of the Rings films.
He was also an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina.
Rush’s first novel, Don’t Go, Ramanya, a literary thriller set in Thailand, was published in the Fall of 2016 and reached number one on Amazon.
His next novel entitled The Whole of the Moon, set in the Congo at the end of the Cold War will be published May 2018
Some of Rush’s short stories have appeared in Notations, 67 Press, Lightwave and 5k Fiction.