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Recordings of some of his Poems & Stoems® in MP3 format.
See the POEMS page for details.
STOEMS® - Yes you heard it here first - Steve Simons introduces the concept of the STOEM® a story in poem format, he has been writing them since 2013 and wanted to find a name to uniquely identify them, now we have one.
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Thanks to the loyal fans who have given Steve feedback on his books -Steve says, "Writing is a lonley and insecure thing and it is nice to hear from your fans, even if it is some negative feedback....
In space no-one can hear your screams,
at the word processor, no-one feels your pain, or at least thats the way it seems.
Steve Simons is primarily a writer of Science Fiction, aimed at a FAMILY audience, although he has turned his hand (or should that be wordprocessor) to other forms of story.
Steve started using his creative imagination as a child, entertaining groups of children in the neighbourhood. Many was the time that the children would get into trouble for getting back home later than heir normal "get in by" time, as they got engrossed in one of Steve's stories. Breifly, Steve put his pen to work, writing short stories for the entertainment of family and freinds, but nothing serious came of that.
Then in later life, Steve took up the pen again and started writing scripts and short stories for a children's podshow called KidsCastUK. This grew into two shows, one specialising in Science Fiction and Steve took key writer role on that show. Encouraged to do even more, Steve wrote his first book "The Sphere of Time", this grew to become a 3 book series TSOT 1 -3. Find out more about the series by clicking the book images to the RIGHT or HERE.
Back To School - Having done so much writing without any training, Steve decided in late 2009 to "go back to school" and did a writers course and workshop. He'd like to thank both tutors and the groups for their help and guidance. Judge for yourself as to whether his writing is improving (Short stories "What About Max" and "Life, at What Cost" were written after the course & workshops).
Audio and eBooks - For a time, Steve continued to write and simultaneously produce Audio Books, but the day job got in the way and time became ever shorter, so Steve now concentrates only on the writing, which given his talent to produce good quality Audio Books is quite a shame and listeners will probably mis Steve's style. The earlier books are currently still available through PodioBooks.com. Steve asks that you "chuck Podiobooks some money, if you enjoy the books, so that they remain available for future listeners."
Internet Radio Shows - Steve was for many years producing the KidsCastUK radio shows for kids ages 6 to 106. Whilst the shows were popular they took a long time to produce and also take up a lot of server space. Being a not for any money operation, Steve couldn't aford the time or money to continue. So in 2013 the team called it a day.
Poems & STOEMS® - As part of a game Steve started writing very small rhymes, in around 140 characters. Steve's fellow games players encoraged him to produce these as a book, so now he has done it TWICE (there are TWO volumes the first covering 2013 and the second 2014), you can download your own copies for FREE and join in the fun. Steve has introduced the concept of stories in Poem format -- STOEMS ®. See the dedicated page for details. There are also some audio recordings in MP3 format also available FREE..
Of "The Tower Bridge" one reader Says:
Reminiscent of a board game adventure, The Tower Bridge is filled with detailed descriptions and events that feel like the roll of a die determines the course of action. The mood is enhanced by the use of present tense narration, three-dimnsional detail and the presence of enterprising young protagonists. Mysterious rooms reveal strange contraptions. Curious science solves puzzles. And the "furtive imagination"" of a child provides helpful insights. Behind it all is a mix of old-world new-world steampunk and of course, aliens.
Some amusing scenes, plenty of excitement, pleasing illustrations and a satisfying conclusion, round out this novel for middle grade children. It's sentence structures might not obey all the rules and word choice might be odd in places, but it's a fun tale.
I was lucky to get this book when it was free.
|Review by: James Jenkins on March 03, 2014 :
I read about half of this, I think I might be a bit old for it. Not bad but not what I was looking for.
Thanks James, it must have some merrit then? I would have given up long before half the book, so thanks for getting that far and for the feedback :-)
Loved "The Elleshere..." book, I think it is your best yet. Didn't have quite so much explanation about how things work, but at the same time easy and entertaining to follow. Good story that kept my attention all through, was it really 4 hours, it didn't seem like it, the time flew.
Many thanks Mike, really encouraging to get such feedback, as this book was somewhat of a departuture from my usual style and its great to hear that it worked for you. Ah the magic of time travel!
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|Canadian Writer: Murielle Cyr Says:
The Gateway - This is an entertaining science fiction story for teens and pre-teens. The action is fast-paced and the main characters, Barry and Tom, are believable and endearing. The author warns about the responsibility of exploring new worlds: Respect the world you enter and don't cause any harm to the inhabitants and their surroundings. The plot is easy to follow; the characters use their walkie-talkie to transport to other worlds, sharing and updating their technological knowledge with each other. Some editing is required in a few places but a sure winner with the younger reluctant reader.
"The Gateway" is a very exciting story, I especially liked the Caterpillar bit.
(Zelda Zebra is a fellow author on Smashwords.com)
Many thanks f or your feedback, lovely to hear you enjoyed it so much. Perhaps more people will try that one out too.
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