Sunday, May 17, 2015


Brookwater's Curse is a riveting, and truly fascinating journey into history from the 1800's during the slave trade to the present with a flare that is spellbinding to its readers...
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Laughing Black Vampire Productions, the brainchild of author extraordinaire Steven Van Patten, is not to be missed! Terri DelCampo and I had the great honor to meet him at the World Horror Convention. He is a true gentleman of the arts and one great, gritty author. 
Here is his Amazon Author Page bio to tell you more about him:
 Steven Van Patten is a Brooklyn native, raised in Fort Greene. After graduating from Long Island University on a full tuition scholarship, he pursued a career in television production. After paying his dues as a production assistant and later as an assistant lighting director for QVC, Steven went on to stage manage a plethora of TV shows, including MTV's Total Request Live and BET Tonight w/ Ed Gordon.

However, there was an idea haunting Steven. A storyline born from watching horror movies as a child and noticing a lack of diversity, and character development when people of color were employed. So after pouring over historical research night after night, and traveling alone to various locales, including West Africa and Osaka, Japan, he wrote the first two installments of the Brookwater's Curse vampire novel series.

After receiving much praise, several glowing reviews from various book club heavy hitters, and literary awards for each book, Steven now sets forth on the path of marketing his tomes, while still stage managing TV shows during the day.

If he were not busy enough, he's also taken to comedy, making appearances in video projects produced by his friends in the entertainment industry. He's also written a host of social commentary blogs on his Facebook, BlackPlanet and MySpace pages, as well as his own

Steven also took on the additional challenge of producing, directing and starring in a series of short films about a retired assassin who is forced to resume work after his gambling addict brother falls in debt to a crime boss. The fourth and final installment is due sometime in late 2010. Brookwater's Curse Volume III is expected in late 2011. A novel based on the Reluctant Hitman series and an additional serial killer novel are all to follow.
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Terri and I are now the proud owners of  an autographed copy of one of Steven's books which we eagerly purchased. Woo, hoo. Don't dawdle. Steven Van Patten is the man!
Blaze McRob

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the shout out, Blaze! All the best from the BK!! - SVP