Mark Bruce Meet the Authors GOGV3

Grumpy Old Gods Volume 3: Oracle by Mark Bruce: Beware what you bring with you when you enter the Oracle.

Mark Bruce Meet the Authors Grumpy Old Gods V3
Mark Bruce Meet the Authors Grumpy Old Gods V3

Grumpy Old Gods Volume 3

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The Grumpy Old Gods are back in a delightfully spooky edition. Sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, almost always grumpy, cranky, or cantankerous, these modern renditions of aging gods and goddesses will enliven the season and leave you wanting more.

Mark Bruce Meet the Authors Grumpy Old Gods V3

What are the three books that influenced you as a writer? Tell us about your life when you read them.  

I could be facetious and say The Bible, but I’ve actually read that thing and it’s full of violence and kinky sex. If you think I’m lying, you’ve never actually read the Bible.

The three books that truly affected me are “The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury which I read in the 6th grade. It showed me that good writing could tell a story and be poetic as well.

“The Last Temptation of Christ,” by Nikos Katzantzakis, which I read when 17. It is an amazing book. I’ve never seen the film (nor the responsive film by Mel Gibson) because it’s impossible to capture the pure beauty of that book on film.

“The Hound of the Baskervilles,” by Arthur Conan Doyle got me hooked on mysteries. It is an elegantly written and plotted book.

If you ever want to write mysteries it is required reading, as is “Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie.

Mark Bruce Meet the Authors Grumpy Old Gods V3

About Mark Bruce

I am a 63-year-old attorney living in the desert of Southern California. I am also a musician and a writer. My novella “Minerva James and the Goddess of Justice” won the 2018 Black Orchid Novella Award and was published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine in 2019. I have a 27-year-old son who is getting his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at Michigan University at Ann Arbor. Yes, my son is a friggin’ rocket scientist. At present, I am unmarried, though I do live with a mermaid and a dragon.


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