THIRD BOOK WAS PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 13, 2016, "DAYS OF SAND AND ROYALS"
HEY READERS! MY THIRD BOOK WAS RELEASED ON OCTOBER 13, 2016. IT IS THE TRUE STORY OF MY 14 YEARS OF WORK IN SAUDI FOR MAJOR COMPANIES AND THE SAUDI ARABIAN ROYAL FAMILY. IT GIVES THE READER A REAL INSIGHT WHAT IT IS LIKE TO LIVE UNDER SHARIA LAW. IT IS TITLED DAYS OF SAND AND ROYALS. IT GIVES THE READER A REAL LOOK INTO THE REAL SAUDIS - THEIR SENSE OF HUMOR, THEIR INHERENT BEDOUIN HOSPITALITY, AND THEIR FAMILIES. THERE IS NOT ANY TERRORISTS IN THE BOOK AS I WAS TREATED PRETTY GOOD DURING MY EMPLOYMENT TIME. I GUARANTEE THAT THE BOOK IS VERY INTERESTING AND THERE IS NOTHING LIKE IT ON THE MARKET TODAY. ORDER FROM BLACK ROSE WRITING.YOU CAN NOW ORDER THROUGH WWW.BLACKROSEWRITING.COM/BOOKS. ALSO AVAILABLE AT AMAZON AND BARNES & NOBLE. JUST TYPE IN MY NAME, LEN STEINER. HURRY! ALSO, IF YOU DO READ ANY OF MY BOOKS, PLEASE GIVE ME A REVIEW (NOT AN EDIT) ON AMAZON.COM OR BARNES & NOBLE.COM. THANKS A LOT!
"STRANGE TALES OF THE IRONIC AND ECLECTIC" RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 25, 2016.
- Nov. 6, 2014
Climb Up the Steel Mountain Published by Black Rose Writing
This is an original fictional medical novel by Len Steiner that was published by Black Rose Writing on November 6, 2014. It concerns a young man's hard struggle to overcome all obstacles to become a prominent cardiac physician. He is forced to move from Cleveland, Ohio to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at a young age and is confronted by an abusive alcoholic stepfather. At fifteen, he punches out his stepfather to stop him from abusing his mother. He finishes high school in Leetsdale, PA. and enrolls in the pre-med program at The University of Pittsburgh. He meets an old girlfriend from high school and she gets pregnant with his child unknown to him. He finds out later that she was killed in an automobile accident. He works his way through university and a benefactor finally helps him get through medical school. His goal is to do heart transplants and later does two of them successfully. He loses his best friend and stepfather. Also his son from his eventual marriage to a pretty surgical nurse. He loses his mother after performing bypass surgery on her against his better judgment. He completes voluntary duty in Vietnam and suffers the killing of his African-American colleague by enemy troops and gets injured himself. He suffers PTSD later and gets jailed for drunkenness in New Orleans. "Climb Up the Steel Mountain" keeps the reader interested as there is always action, whether it be the doctor's problems, that of his patients, or his immediate family. The book is based on real people and real places and is excellent reading for all ages. The book should remind readers of "Arrowsmith" by Sinclair Lewis but it is completely different.
(Amazon Reviews: "Very well researched, makes you remember all those formative years. It is real life. It brings back memories of the Pittsburgh area and Cleveland area, all locations of my childhood and formative years. It really is a good book." Rated Five Stars ***** by Virginia Ellen Nelson, Former Resident of Leetsdale, PA. now lives in Dallas, TX.
"Very well written and a great story line. I would recommend to everyone that they should buy this book." Also rated Five Stars ***** by Carole Damico, Former Resident of Conneaut, OH. who now lives in Lorain, OH. Check out the rest of the reviews on Amazon.com.
A review by Askdavid.com states, "Climb Up the Steel Mountain is a fictional medical novel that all ages should read because it relates the struggle of a young man that faces insurmountable obstacles in his quest to become a prominent cardiac surgeon. It offers drama, excitement, tragedy, love, happiness, war, and even an important lesson for all readers to learn. The novel was inspired by the author's life and those of many of his close friends but is fictionalized to include the tenderness of physical love and the extreme tragedy of the main character, Louis Stafford Jr. This book will appeal to all ages and education from young adults through seniors of both sexes. Look for it in major book stores. It should be a best seller."
- Jun. 27, 2015
Len is a Former Resident of Leetsdale, PA, Niceville, FL., and now lives in Dothan, AL.
Len is a former resident of Leetsdale, PA, Niceville, FL., and Madison, AL. He has also lived in Mobile, AL, London, England, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Colorado Springs, CO. He graduated from the University of Nebraska At Omaha with a degree in Business and Economics and worked on a MBA at The University of West Florida. He is a retired US Air Force veteran who served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He later worked in technical management positions for Lockheed in Saudi Arabia for fourteen years and is retired from Lockheed. He was Program Director of the Royal Saudi AF Air Defense System during the First Gulf War. He has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines and completed several short stories. One of them was dramatized on BBC World Service Radio. He also wrote the dialogue and lyrics for three musical comedies that were presented on the amateur stage. He has been a Technical Writer and Editor for over 17 years. He is the recipient of several awards for his volunteering and writing efforts in Dothan, AL. His wife, Mary Frances, worked in the Medical field for several years. Len presently resides in Dothan, AL. and is working on two new books. He is a member of the Alabama Writer's Conclave, The Association of Writers and Writers Programs, and the Book Marketing Club plus other writer's organizations.
- Aug. 16, 2015
I HAD A BOOK SIGNING AT BARNES & NOBLE IN DOTHAN, ALABAMA!
THE BOOK SIGNING FOR MY FICTIONAL MEDICAL MOTIVATIONAL NOVEL, CLIMB UP THE STEEL MOUNTAIN, WAS HELD AT THE BARNES & NOBLE STORE ON MONTGOMERY HIGHWAY IN DOTHAN, ALABAMA ON AUGUST 15, 2015 (SATURDAY) FROM ONE TO THREE PM IN THE AFTERNOON. EVERYTHING WENT WELL. I DID NOT SELL A WHOLE LOT OF BOOKS BUT I MET A LOT OF NICE PEOPLE. IF ANYONE IS STILL INTERESTED IN AN EXCELLENT NOVEL ABOUT A YOUNG MAN STRIVING TO BECOME A PROMINENT CARDIAC SURGEON IN SPITE OF INSURMOUNTABLE ODDS, THERE ARE STILL SIGNED BOOKS AVAILABLE AT THE BARNES & NOBLE STORE IN DOTHAN. THE BOOK IS BASED ON REAL PEOPLE IN REAL PLACES. CHECK OUT FIVE 5-STAR REVIEWS FOR THE BOOK AT THE AMAZON WEB SITE AND TWO GLOWING FIVE STAR REVIEWS ON ASKDAVID.COM. MANY THANKS TO BARNES & NOBLE IN DOTHAN. IF YOU NEED BOOKS OR RELATED MERCHANDISE, BE SURE TO STOP BY THERE OR ANY STORE. MY BOOK IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND OTHER SITES. IF ANY OTHER BOOK STORES WOULD LIKE A BOOK SIGNING, CONTACT ME AT MY E-MAIL ADDRESS email@example.com.
- Mar. 21, 2016
HEY READERS! A REAL BARGAIN FOR YOU! CHECK IT OUT!
I HAVE COME UP WITH A REAL BARGAIN ARRANGEMENT FOR MY READERS. IF ANYONE BUYS A COPY OF MY FIRST BOOK, "CLIMB UP THE STEEL MOUNTAIN" (USUALLY $16.95 AT B&N OR AMAZON), SCAN IN THE RECEIPT AND ATTACH IT TO AN E-MAIL TO ME AT CLMBSTLMTN@YAHOO.COM. ALSO DO A REVIEW OF THE BOOK ON AMAZON.COM (TYPE IN MY NAME, LEN STEINER) OR BARNES & NOBLE. ONCE I SEE THE REVIEW AND THE RECEIPT, I WILL SEND THE READER A FREE SIGNED COPY OF MY SECOND BOOK, "STRANGE TALES OF THE IRONIC AND ECLECTIC" (SEE DESCRIPTION) POSTAGE FREE. I WILL DO THIS FOR THE FIRST DOZEN (12) READERS WHO COMMUNICATE WITH ME. NOW, THAT IS A GOOD DEAL. I HAVE HAD A LOT OF VISITORS TO THIS SITE AND SOME MIGHT WANT A FREE BOOK. SO, CHECK IT OUT. YOU CAN TELL ME HOW YOU WANT THE BOOK SIGNED AND HOW I SHOULD ADDRESS THE SIGNATURE. YOU COULD USE IT AS A NICE GIFT FOR SOMEONE. I CANNOT UNDERSTAND IT BUT I HAVE NOT HAD ANY TAKERS SO FAR. IF YOU WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER, TRY IT NOW. I ALSO HAVE SOME COPIES OF OTHER BOOKS PUBLISHED BY BLACK ROSE WRITING. I CAN ALSO SEND A FREE COPY OF THOSE BOOKS (USUALLY MYSTERY).
- Oct. 7, 2016
LEN STEINER RECENTLY PARTICIPATED IN TWO BOOK FAIR EVENTS - ONE WAS AT THE LOCAL NEW LIBRARY IN DOTHAN, AL ENTITLED "LOCAL AUTHOR'S SPEAK." HE WAS ONE OF FIVE LOCAL AUTHORS CHOSEN BY THE LIBRARY STAFF TO DISPLAY THEIR BOOKS AND ALSO TO GIVE TALKS AND ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE. THE SECOND BOOK FAIR WAS LOCATED AT AUBURN, AL.NEAR THE UNIVERSITY WHERE LEN WAS ONE OF 40 AUTHORS DISPLAYING THEIR BOOKS AND ALSO GIVING TALKS ABOUT THEIR WRITINGS. BOTH EVENTS WENT QUITE WELL AND THE AUTHORS SOLD A FEW BOOKS.
- Nov. 17, 2017
NEW BLOCKBUSTER BOOK IN PROGRESS
Watch for my 4th book, Politics, Power, and Pandemonium, that will be out soon. It is, surprisingly, the fictional story of how the USA is eventually taken over by radical Islamic terrorists and converted to an Iranian-like Islamic republic. Of course, it is all fiction and I, personally, am not advocating such action but just speculating on something that might happen if we, as Americans, are not more vigilant. Watch for it! It is undergoing reviews and edits right now. I will let everyone know when it is published. You as readers also might see a lot of familiarity in the book. As I mentioned before, it is only FICTION and even a little scary. Think about it! One person already stated that it is something that needs to be read.
I DO HAVE A NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR MY NEW BOOK, POLITICS, POWER AND PANDEMONIUM AND IT IS firstname.lastname@example.org. IT WILL BE USED MORE ONCE THE BOOK IS PUBLISHED. THANKS A LOT.
- Feb. 2, 2018
LEN IS LOOKING FOR A GOOD LITERARY AGENT
If there are any good agents out there that would like to take a chance on me, I can promise them that I will do my best to make sure I put maximum effort in every one of my books. I already have a manuscript for my 4th book titled POLITICS, POWER AND PANDEMONIUM, or Steps Leading to the Establishment of the Islamic Republic of the United States of America, which is an unusual and odd look into what would happen in the United States if a dominant religion took over the country and dominated it completely. It has a lot of events in it that will be very familiar to the reader. I had three books published by Black Rose Writing and they have been good but I feel like, after three books and another in manuscript form, I need representation more than just a POD publisher. I have submitted to quite a few agents but the answer so far is that it is not suitable for their purposes. My e-mail site for the 4th book is email@example.com. Contact me there is anyone is interested. I have an available query letter, my bio, synopsis and can provide samples of my work. Whoever represents this book will have, in my opinion, a best seller. It would also make an excellent movie because of a lot of action and excellent dialogue. Let me know if interested, please. I do not want to self-publish so vanity publishers stay away.