B.R. Stateham will be sixty-nine years old in May. Supposedly, people creeping up to that age are thinking about retiring. But for B.R. it's not going to happen. As a nine year old kid he wrote his first novel on lined paper,using lots and lots of pencils and their erasers. At 20 he sold his first novel to DAW Science-Fiction, and thought at the time he was about to journey on a long career being a middle of the road Sci-Fi writer. Ah, but the finicky gods had other plans. Over the years he has delved into self-publishing novels and collections of short stories. Currently he has hardcore dark noir novellas out with up-and-coming Indie houses such as Fahrenheit13 and Near To The Knuckle. He's also found a home with Britain's Endeavour Press, a dynamic new name in the ebook publishing field, with the re-release of his Turner Hahn/Frank Morales police-detective novels. Endeavour is also publishing his new series, featuring a 1st Century Roman detective by the name of Decimus Julius Virilis.
The writing game is nothing but an odds-very-much-stacked-against-you throw of the dice. But B.R. Stateham has no plans in throwing in the towel and walking away.