My Initial Reaction… I loved the futuristic setting of Streets of Payne, which I knew I’d love just from the synopsis. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved the characters and though some of the crime/mystery elements were solved a bit too easily for me, I enjoyed the flow… Read more »
Author: Jeff Brackett
The storytelling gene was inescapable. A father whose daredevil adventures personified the rebellious preacher’s son, a Choctaw mother, and a veritable cast of characters in the family made for lots of “Did you hear about?” stories, as well as the inevitable oral histories.
Influenced by martial arts, trigonometry, Star Wars, and ice cream, Jeff finally decided what he wanted to be when he grew up—which should happen any day now—an author. His long-ignored and oft-lamented Attention Deficit Disorder notwithstanding, you hold in your hands the result of many years of patient writing, re-writing, research, and long hours at the computer.
Jeff’s incredibly organized and intelligent wife’s influence may be noted in this novel, but she in no way claims responsibility for any of the content, other than to say the story could use some “spice,” which is what you would expect from a fan of J.D. Robb.
Jeff and his family live somewhere near Houston, Texas, with two “goggers,” three kids, one grandchild, and Dead Tehya, the cat.
Half Past Midnight is his debut novel.
Note from the author: And that, dear reader, is what you get when you allow your wife to write your bio page!