AUTHOR: Richard Stevenson
PUBLISHER: Dreaming Big Publications
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Kristi King-Morgan
GENRE: Poetry, nonfiction, true crime
FORMATS: Paperback and ebook
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Rock-Scissors-Paper-Clifford-Murders/dp/1539874273/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480764171&sr=8-1&keywords=rock%2C+scissors%2C+paper+clifford
ABOUT THE BOOK:
In the early 1980’s, serial killer Clifford Olson rampaged through the lower mainland of British Columbia, raping and murdering eleven victims. His heinous cash-for-bodies deal foreshortened his trial, and resulted in the law currently on Canadian books that forbids criminals from benefiting financially from their crimes.
Olson was just the pimple on the hide of a misogynist culture, as this long poem sequence attests.
Sometimes a book project chooses its author, as this one did when the author recognized one of the victims from her photograph.
WARNING: Graphic language/violence. Due to the nature of the contents, all readers/reviewers must be 18 years or older and prepared for the difficult subject matter and language.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Richard Stevenson was born in Victoria, B.C., in 1952 and has lived in western Canada and Nigeria. A college English teacher by profession, he taught English, Canadian and African literature, Business Communication, Creative and Technical Writing, E.S.L., and humanities courses in high schools and colleges. A former Editor-in-Chief of Prism international, he served in various editorial, jury, and writing/arts group executive capacities. His own reviews and poems have appeared in hundreds of magazines, anthologies, e-zines, and journals published in Canada, the United States, and overseas. He performed with the jazz/ poetry group Naked Ear and rock music/YA verse troupe Sasquatch, and occasionally puts other ensembles together for book launches and performances and reviews books.
A note from the Editor-in-Chief: When Richard first approached me with this manuscript, I was intrigued. I've always liked True Crime books, but had never read anything written in long poem sequence before. On the home page of our website it says "...we are not afraid to push boundaries. We love books that shine a light on the good, bad, and the ugly of human nature." We definitely pushed some boundaries with this book. This is a book for True Crime fans, and we definitely shined a light on the bad and ugly of human nature with this book. The subject matter and language may be difficult for many readers, so I understand if this is not your thing. For all others, I hope you enjoy!
BLOGGER, VLOGGERS, BOOK REVIEWERS: Contact Kristi for a free electronic copy of this book for review. No physical review copies available, only PDF and MOBI. We appreciate blog posts/spotlights and Amazon/Goodreads reviews. An author interview is available as well upon request.
Kristi King-Morgan, Editor-in-Chief