by B. R. Robb
From the author of The Widow's Son - a Kirkus Starred Review Literary Mystery:
Bruce Steinberg wrote his first novel, The Widow's Son, using his real name, as B.R. Robb for his next, River Ghosts, and now as Bee Robb for My Occasional Torment. The reason for these varied author names has to do with a decision made by his father at his birth, and a reminder by his mother of this decision years later when River Ghosts was under preparation for release. Bruce, B.R., or Bee, under any name, has achieved success writing literary fiction (FirstNovelFest Grand Prize 2000), Mystery (star reviews), and now My Occasional Torment. This latest title dares to ask - and answer - What makes a woman a woman and how in the world would a man know the answer? My Occasional Torment is now a stage play adaptation under the same title picked up and produced by Nigg Media Productions, Harmony Productions and Center Stage Theater that premieres in February 2011. Bruce also writes a humor / human-interest page as a regular columnist for the monthly print and online sports magazine Silent Sports. A freelance writer at times, cross-country skier, runner and, by day, a criminal defense attorney noted for his drug defense work including 4th Amendment issues as well as treatment options. But the husband and father part? - that's the best part of all.
REVIEW OF RIVER GHOSTS
From ForeWord Magazine Reviews (May 2008) - Its frightening insight into the best and worst of men and their institutions, thoughtful intrigue, and superb attack upon preconceptions make River Ghosts a mystery devoid of coincidences or tidy endings, that will grip readers from the stunning opening to its powerful last page.