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Author Steven Payette Stops by All the Blog’s a Page October 31, 2008

For the month of OCTOBER, All the Blog’s a Page (AtBaP) is featuring MALE WRITERS!  We wrap up the month with author Steven Payette, who has just released the first book in his Trevor Samuels mysteries, THE BACK OF MY MIND.

About BookTrevor Samuels, an investigator with fifteen years experience, is commissioned to investigate three arson losses. After numerous leads fail to generate any suspects, he suddenly gets a break in the form of fifteen-year-old Goth boy named Jesse. Jesse is heavily involved in the contraband cigarette market and he exposes Trevor to this seedy underworld. While trying to determine if the arson’s are related to the contraband cigarette market, Trevor uncovers greed, murder and corruption among the people he respects most. Join Trevor as he investigates the most difficult case of his career, a case that will either make his career or haunt him for the remainder of his life.

For the month of October, AtBaP authors are talking about BEING MALE; here’s the question that was posed:  Reflect on the stories you have written – the stories waiting to be written.  What themes, topics do you find your writerly mind pushing you to write?  How do these themes, topics portray themselves through you as a male writer?

What did Steven have to say?  Head over to ALL THE BLOG’S A PAGE today to read his response AND to check out an excerpt of THE BACK OF MY MIND!

While at AtBaP, take the time to check out authors Vincent Alexandria, M. Christian, and Torrance  T. Stephens, Ph.D. and their responses on being male writers!

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2 Responses to “Author Steven Payette Stops by All the Blog’s a Page”

  1. Cliff Burns Says:

    Interesting notion, highlighting male authors. Is there such a thing as “Dick-Lit”? One article in ESQUIRE opined re: the oeuvre
    of Norman mailer that the preoccupations and tribulations of men used to be a hallmark of post WWII fiction but that has dropped by the wayside. Is that why fewer boys are reading…and we must suffer abominations like Sophie Kinsella?

    Thanks for this and best of luck to Mr. Payette with his writing…

  2. Hey there!

    Actually, there is a wave of male-centered books called LAD LIT.

    A lot of Nick Hornby’s work has been labeled as lad lit.

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