Bruce Douglas Reeves' novella, DELPHINE, published by Texas Review Press in 2012, won the Clay Reynolds Novella Competition. He also has published three novels (THE NIGHT ACTION, New American Library and Signet Books; MAN ON FIRE, Pyramid Books; and STREET SMARTS, Beaufort Books and Ace Books.) He has completed a new novel and a pair of novellas.
The Night Action, Bruce's first novel, published in the U.S. in hardcover and paper in 1966 and 1967 and in Great Britain and Germany in 1967, has just been republished with a new author's introduction as an e-book by Automat Press. It is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and Scribd. It has been described as "the last great Beatnik novel." Warner Brothers bought the movie rights.
He has published sixty short stories in magazines and journals, both print and online, including: The High Plains Literary Review, Runner's World Annual, Hawaii Review, Eclipse, The Main Street Rag, Clapboard House, South Carolina Review, The Long Story, The Clackamas Review, The Blue Lake Review, China Grove, CCLaP Weekender, and The New Renaissance.
Four of his stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has received recognition in a number of literary competitions. Some of the stories have been collected in magazine anthologies.
He can’t remember when he wasn’t messing around with words. He wrote his first story, “The Frightened Killer,” at the age of seven. (His Mom helped him spell the words.) The next summer, he produced a newspaper for the neighborhood. A few years later, he wrote a radio play that his junior high history class recorded and was writing more stories in high school. In college, he wrote the script for the school’s annual musical comedy and one of his short stories won first prize in a campus-wide contest. His first novel was published when he was twenty-five.
Bruce also has written a number of plays, some of which have been produced by local theatres and on cable television. He has published many articles, essays, and reviews in magazines and journals. He worked for sixteen years in public relations and corporate communications. His writing often reflects his interest in economic and social justice, in the United States and around the world, as well as his fascination with ever-changing human emotions.
His daughter, Simone Martel, also is a published author. Her most recent books are the novel A Cat Came Back and a collection, Exile's Garden. He and his late wife, Sherrill, explored the world together for many years, visiting more than sixty countries, some several times, including most of Europe, before and after the fall of Communism, most of the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. He is especially interested in nations and societies in the process of transition. Take a look at his Blog to follow along on those those journeys of fifty-plus years.