About The Author
The Life Of S. B. Redstone
Always having a creative part of myself, I enjoyed my vivid imagination, but at a young age I never imagined I’d put my personal imagination on paper. I was born into a home where my father was creative but he never advertised what he was doing or shared his interests with me. Basically, my creativity was self-motivated and I was a fanatic television watcher, especially old movies and going to the movies with friends, eating far too much candy. With friends, we involved ourselves in the “hobby of the week” and tried new activities without fear of failure or criticism. In high school I had a friend who was an artist and later in life, I became an accomplished artist. But, I wasn’t interested in selling my pretty paintings. However, realizing that I was never going to be Picasso, I thought fame could be achieved through writing.
My first attempt at novel writing began before the advent of computers and the Internet. I typed with two fingers on an old fashioned typewriter. What an arduous and frustrating task that was. Imagining that I was the next Stephen King, I wrote a horror novel and sent it off to literary agents. One kind agent, made me feel good by saving I had talent, but suggested I learn to write. Encouraged, between working days and evenings as a School Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice, tending to my wife, children, and dog, doing extensive home renovations, and playing golf and tennis on a rare occasions, I perfected my writing skills by writing short stories all of which appeared in web magazines. While editing that horror novel for the hundredth time, colleagues convinced me that my fascinating insights about human nature and relationships should be in a book. So, for the next few years, I wrote Taming Your Inner & Outer Bullies, Confronting Life’s Stressors And Winning. It was accepted by New Horizon Press Books. As part of my extensive marketing, I was featured on local radio shows, which was a thrill.
Back to novel writing again, I put aside the first novel, Succubus Resurrection, and wrote A Sinister Obsession, a mystery thriller with a paranormal female detective. After constant rejections by Literary Agents, I contacted Black Opal Books and it was accepted for publication to rave reviews.
All my stories evolve out of my vivid imagination and my therapeutic and life experiences. In my crime novel and short stories, I love to tell stories about the dark side of human nature where the villains don’t aspire for happiness through personal achievement, but rather from their demented narcissistic schemes.
Having lost interest in writing about violence and crime for the moment, and really enjoying the romance between detectives in A Sinister Obsession, I dreamed up Stardust Dreams, a romance with a science fiction backdrop and focused on romance, dreams, and the relationships. Write what you know about I’ve been told. And I know about being a senior. Succubus Resurrection is still waiting on the sidelines.
In retirement, I write full time between golf, tennis, bowling, and fishing. I live in Florida and New York. I dolt on my wife, children, and grandchildren. But, I don’t renovate my homes any longer. Oh, maybe sometimes. But a small job.