Spotlight – Gary S. Roen

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Author and Critic Gary S. RoenOn the podcast this week we have the author, Gary S. Roen. I love it when we have authors on the show. When I originally started the podcast in 2011 it was my idea to have a different author every week. In fact, I may start a new podcast one day and do just that. Gary has written a collection of science fiction stories called Journey and will join us to tell us all about it.

Gary is an agent, author, syndicated book reviewer and has been doing it for 30 years. His reviews have appeared in hundreds of daily and weekly newspapers. He has also authored two books of poetry, “Look at Me World”, and “Made By Man.”  He has also created a recurring character in his stories named, Slotski Bear. Here is what Gary had to say about his bear’s origin.

“Slotski Bear began because I was working in the mall and found a hideous teddy bear that had the power to scare everyone in a trash can. He even scared me. Later at dinner, I started writing the beginning of a story on a Hooters takeout menu. I found I had to race home to write the rest of the story.” – Gary S. Roen

You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

Journey By Gary S. RoenJourney – By Gary S. Roen
Legacy Book Publishing
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Synopsis: A syndicated book critic now turns his attention on a new endeavor, the short story, by writing his own science fiction collection. Some are as short as 66 words, which is a true test of an author’s ability to tell in so few words. There are seven adventures of the scary stuffed bear named Slotski, who has rare abilities. This compilation contains other slices of life in the near future: technology gone amuck, a smartphone that is smarter than it should be, a radio broadcast that isn’t all it sounds, a cat that has a message for humanity, and a woman who doesn’t want to just make money in a research study, are among some of the intriguing stories you’ll find in Journey.

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