Crumbling Ramparts Now on Amazon

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Crumbling Ramparts
A novel by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

Crumbling Ramparts is the action-packed thriller sequel to Call to Valor, and has us reunited with Marine Major Sam Hanson.

In the wake of the death of his son, Hanson’s career has improved following the election of President Zachery Plant. He’s been given more authority to search the homeland for nuclear threats.When the news reaches Hanson that Marines are held captive by ISIS in Iraq, it prompts him to lead a daring rescue mission; giving him the strong urge for retaliation.

A new threat of nuclear war looms.

Bin Laden may be gone but his terrorism thrives.

Crumbling Ramparts is a novel in paperback with a retail price of $19.99 ISBN 978-1-387-95411-7 and also in a Kindle version for $4.99 and published by Gnome on Pig Productions.Available now through all major retailers. For info or to request a review copy contact: alexisallinson@gnomeonpigproductions

Crumbling Ramparts on Amazon

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 14 published chapbooks. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors, Perturbations and Rude Awakenings (Winter Goose Publishing) The Remission of Order, Contusions and Desperate Seeker will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Publications). Virtual Living (Thurston Howl Publications). Blossoms of Decay, Expectations and Blunt Force (Wordcatcher Publishing). His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing), Call to Valor and Crumbling Ramparts (Gnome on Pigs Productions). As part of the continuing series, ‘Stand to Arms Marines’, Gnome on Pigs Productions will publish the third book in the series, Raise High the Walls. Sudden Conflicts(Lillicat Publishers). Acts of Defiance and Flare Up will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing.  Extreme Change will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. His short story collections include, A Glimpse of Youth(Sweatshoppe Publications). Now I Accuse and other stories (Winter Goose Publishing). Dogs Don’t Send Flowers and other stories will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.

 

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Review of my play Clown Show

A Case for Clowns

In classic Beck fashion, Gary Beck addresses somber issues in an amusing way in The Clown Show. In this play 3 characters are introduced:  Mr. Barker, the Theater Manager, and clowns Koko and Pipi.

These characters are believable and charming. Even the grouchy theater manager, Mr. Barker, grows on us in an endearing way as he continues to give the clowns more time to get ready.

Before the clowns get ready they manage to aggravate Mr. Barker in a whimsical, playful way. The poor manager does not know what to think of these irreverent clowns, as they tease and cajole him to a frenzy.  They are nothing like anyone he has ever seen before. Dan Snow is sincere and makes a great foil for the clowns as they remind him, to his chagrin, there has been a long history of female clowns.

Nancy Beck , as  Pipi, and Angela Madden as  Koko, bring integrity and life to these two clowns as they pose the question, “Where is the circus?”. They find themselves wondering “Why must we perform once again for children who are not used to live audiences and prefer video games?” This trio shows true expression and rapor with one another as they deliver their message which provides a commentary on today’s society. They talk about being in a “sovereign state surrounded by air” and how “We shouldn’t fear our neighbors but fear a President who does bad things.”   They also touch on the subject of bullying as Koko queries, “Why must we always work for bullies who do not understand us?” But, with courage, Koko and Pipi move forward as they “stem the tide of despair” to share their laughter with people who need them. I would love to see a sequel of the adventures of these characters!

Debbie Broadhead Brandt

Pasadena Little Theatre

Crumbling Ramparts Press Release

 Crumbling Ramparts
A novel by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release
Crumbling Ramparts is the action-packed thriller sequel to Call to Valor and has us reunited with Marine Major Sam Hanson.
 
In the wake of the death of his son, Hanson’s career has improved following the election of President Zachery Plant. He’s been given more authority to search the homeland for nuclear threats.When the news reaches Hanson that Marines are held captive by ISIS in Iraq, it prompts him to lead a daring rescue mission; giving him the strong urge for retaliation.
 
A new threat of nuclear war looms.
 
Bin Laden may be gone but his terrorism thrives.
 
Crumbling Ramparts is a novel in paperback with a retail price of $19.99 ISBN 978-1-387-95411-7 and also in a Kindle version for $4.99 and published by Gnome on Pig Productions. Available now through all major retailers. For info or to request a review copy contact: alexisallinson@gnomeonpigproductions
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https://www.amazon.com/Crumbling-Ramparts-Call-Arms-Marines-ebook/dp/B07FYQ9WQ7/
Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 14 published chapbooks. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors, Perturbations and Rude Awakenings (Winter Goose Publishing) The Remission of Order, Contusions and Desperate Seeker will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Publications). Virtual Living (Thurston Howl Publications). Blossoms of Decay, Expectations and Blunt Force (Wordcatcher Publishing). His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing), Call to Valor and Crumbling Ramparts (Gnome on Pigs Productions). As part of the continuing series, ‘Stand to Arms Marines’, Gnome on Pigs Productions will publish the third book in the series, Raise High the Walls. Sudden Conflicts (Lillicat Publishers). Acts of Defiance and Flare Up will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing.  Extreme Change will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. His short story collections include, A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications). Now I Accuse and other stories (Winter Goose Publishing). Dogs Don’t Send Flowers and other stories will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.
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Blunt Force available now on Amazon

Blunt Force
A poetry collection by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

Forceful and pacy, Blunt Force attacks large, complex issues, growing in anger and momentum as it progresses.

In his new work, Gary Beck takes aim at capitalist greed, corporate ruthlessness, and the decay of the American dream. His anger at the morality and hypocrisy of war, simmers under the surface of his poetry, the broken system it perpetuates and the abandonment of the American people by their leaders.

Clear and punchy, it is now without a more thoughtful look at the struggles of Nature against man, a war of another kind. Blunt Force is one man’s protest and makes for a compelling read.

Blunt Force is a 108 page poetry collection in paperback with a retail price of $10.99. ISBN 1912056364 and also in a Kindle version for $5.99. Published through Wordcatcher Publishing. Available now through all major retailers. For  information or to request a review copy, contact:
david@wordcatcher.com

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FJVFHCX

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 14 published chapbooks. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors, Perturbations and Rude Awakenings (Winter Goose Publishing) The Remission of Order, Contusions and Desperate Seeker will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Publications). Virtual Living (Thurston Howl Publications). Blossoms of Decay,Expectations and Blunt Force (Wordcatcher Publishing). His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing), Call to Valor and Crumbling Ramparts (Gnome on Pigs Productions). As part of the continuing series, ‘Stand to Arms Marines’, Gnome on Pigs Productions will publish the third book in the series, Raise High the Walls. Sudden Conflicts(Lillicat Publishers). Acts of Defiance and Flare Up will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing.  Extreme Change will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. His short story collections include, A Glimpse of Youth(Sweatshoppe Publications). Now I Accuse and other stories (Winter Goose Publishing). Dogs Don’t Send Flowers and other stories will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.

Wordcatcher Publications. Indie publisher – born in Wales, serving the world. Authors are at the heart of everything – without their words we’d have nothing to publish.

https://wordcatcher.com 

Voices of War published by Atlantean Publishing

Voices of War
A chapbook by
Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

Voices of War is a poetry chapbook that examines different periods of war from the perspective of the foot soldier who rises in the ranks through bravery and daring. Like most wars, these do not end well for the warriors who strive with all their might to prevail, but in the end fail.

Voices of War is a poetry chapbook published by Atlantean Publishing. The price is £3, £6 outside the U.K. Payable by Paypal or Sterling Check. For orders Contact DJ Tyrer at atlanteanpublishing@hotmail.com.

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 14 published chapbooks. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors, Perturbations and Rude Awakenings (Winter Goose Publishing) The Remission of Order, Contusions and Desperate Seeker will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Publications). Virtual Living (Thurston Howl Publications). Blossoms of Decayand Expectations (Wordcatcher Publishing). Blunt Force will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing), Call to Valor and Crumbling Ramparts (Gnome on Pigs Productions). As part of the continuing series, ‘Stand to Arms Marines’, Gnome on Pigs Productions will publish the third book in the series, Raise High the Walls. Sudden Conflicts (Lillicat Publishers). Acts of Defiance will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing.  Extreme Change will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. His short story collections include, A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications). Now I Accuse and other stories(Winter Goose Publishing). Dogs Don’t Send Flowers and other stories will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.

 

Atlantean Publishing is an established British small press, publishing short fiction, poetry and some non-fiction pieces, run since 1996 by its founding editor DJ Tyrer. It produces several regular ‘zines and an increasing variety of other publications in a distinctive ‘no-frills’ style, featuring a wide range of authors and contributors from the UK and elsewhere, the small-press scene and beyond.               

http://atlanteanpublishing.blogspot.com

Cathy Porter’s review of “Rude Awakenings”

Rude Awakenings

By: Gary Beck

Winter Goose Publishing, 2018

Review by: Cathy Porter

Being called prolific can be deceiving; on one hand, it can mean an abundance of quality work. On the other, it can signal an artist/writer who is putting out an abundance of work – period.

Gary Beck is the former. He is prolific, producing an abundance of quality work.

In his latest collection, Rude Awakenings, Gary goes inward, focusing more on personal thoughts and relationships. From ‘Random Fragments”: “although I know mortality/ I never think it’s meant for me.” A truly personal, yet universal, sentiment. There is also a nice use of rhyme in some of the poems, such as “As You Grow, Stranger,” “Ode to Myself” and “Doomed Children”, citing a few examples, as well as a great example of how to compose an emblematic poem — along with another fine use of rhyme — in “Trickle Down Effect.” Love and eroticism are given their due in the poems ‘Love Song” and “Clinging” – poems that tackle the complexity of love and loss, such as these lines from “Clinging”: “her long body/curled on the tired sheet/ licked my hand with her softness/ but promised no tomorrows” – an excellent example of the complexity of loving someone, but knowing they are never truly “yours” forever.

Many of the poems center around New York City, which makes sense as the poet is based in New York, and have a nice, smooth feeling of a city brimming with fears and desires, but never losing hope, even in the midst of chaos and pain. The collection ends with “Random Fragments” – the poem mentioned earlier – a mash-up of sorts, with a great line in the middle that should be a chill-out lesson for the world today: “cigarettes are discouraged/but sex is encouraged.” Not a bad way to ease the stress of a world overflowing with anger. In all, a collection that is diverse, yet stays true to its core message that truth, hope, and love do not have to be strangers.