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“A Man of His Times” Short Story Mention

Publisher’s Weekly did a review of Fiction River: Pulse Pounders in the November 24th, 2014 print edition.

I certainly wasn’t expecting a mention in a review of an anthology with a previously unreleased short story by Frank Herbert, or a story by Kevin J. Anderson and Peter J. Wacks, or the story The Scent of Amber and Vanilla, a standout “nail biter” penned by Dayle A. Dermatis.

There it was, though.

Here’s the excerpt regarding my short story:

“Pulp fiction lives on in Patrick O’Sullivan’s over-the-top “A Man of His Times,” a delightful WWII romp in which a reporter faces various clichéd dangers.” 

I had a blast writing this story. I don’t think I’ve ever had more fun just sitting down to write. I’m glad some of that fun made it onto the page.

It was also great fun submitting a story to Kevin J. Anderson. Not only is Kevin an incredible writer and editor but he’s also an inspiration as a businessman and professional.

As a special bonus I now have a story in an anthology with David Farland (Dave Wolverton), a science fiction and fantasy hero of mine, and the very man who handed me a Writer’s of the Future award on stage a few years ago. I’m looking forward to reading David’s story once this anthology hits the shelves.

There are a lot of great stories in this anthology by writers you already know, or will want to know. You should check it out.

Here’s a link to the Kobo expanded edition that includes bonus pulse-pounding action not available elsewhere:


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