Friday, March 6, 2009
In 2008 I realized a long time dream and the first two books in my series The Exceptionals were published by Whiskey Creek Press. Created with Jerry Kokich in 1998 the world of the Exceptionals is a dark one but with a ray of light. I wrote the first from scripts Jerry and I had written and the next two solo with the fourth in the works...
Here is the trailer for the book//series we shot in 1999...
The Near Tomorrow World of the Exceptionals:
It was not a world anyone wanted to live in except the terrorists. Their desperation to make the rest of the world conforms to their view of the universe as far back at the 1980s had changed the world. It was a slow change at first, and then like a dam that burst, the violence and irrationality of their vision was imposed on the rest of the world.
It was from this chaos and lawlessness that a terrified world came to embrace the concept of the Exceptionals: extraterritorial bio-enhanced bounty hunters, who could go anywhere, do almost anything in the name of law. Their lives were always at risk from the narco terrorists, tyrants and hate mongers of this not-so-brave new world. TheUnited States Government and the United Nations mandated that their identities became a closely guarded secret.
This was a review of the first book (which was a best seller for Whiskey Creek Press):
"The Exceptionals is a great book and the start of what I hope to be a long series in the science fiction/thriller suspense genre. The authors' fictional world set in the mid 21st century is so vivid and compelling you find yourself believing that this reality of the world actually exists. Teel James Glenn and Jerry Kokich have created a great fictional world for their Exceptionals and I for one can't wait to return. If you like your suspenseful thrillers with a healthy dose of science fiction thrown in, The Exceptionals is the one for you."--A Simply Romance Reviews Outstanding Read! Reviewed by Whitney, Simply Romance Reviews
I've been lucky enough with my very personal mystery novel Knight Errant: Death and life at the Faire to get good critical response, the most recent of which is in Renaissance Magazine issue #66 :
Death and Life ant the Faire
BY Teel James Glenn
The hero’s carefree life of beer, pizza, knocking the heads of punk robbers, and renaissance faire combat is shattered when his best friend tom is mysteriously killed. This action packed novel will keep the fan of hard-boiled renfaire mysteries on the hedge of his seat.
And this online review from some time ago:
Knight Errant_:Death and life at the Faire
Teel James Glenn_
Epress-online.com_ISBN: 0-9772224-5-4_, _Reviewed by Shannon Frost ___
When Eric Knight’s best friend, Tom, is murdered, he knows neither himself nor all the people who loved Tom will be able to find peace until they discover who was behind the crime. Together with his friends, Eric begins a quest for truth that takes him from the modern streets of New York to the living past of a Renaissance Faire. With each step he takes, the killer is close behind him, and the only way for Eric to find justice may be to fall back on the laws of long ago.
Written in the first person, the voice of Eric has an easy flow with a snappy wit that makes it feel as though the reader is sitting with him while he spins his tale. Based partially on fact, at the end of the novel is a postscript written by the actual wife of Tom about love and loss that touches deep to the heart. With its bright characters and interesting plot, Knight Errant does a fine job of delving into the fascinating sub-culture that surrounds Renaissance Faires.