pic of newt logo
Newt Love

Artist
Author
Scientist
Composer

The most famous person nobody has heard of.

Home

Works of Words

Works of Music

Writers Corner

Biography

Links

FAQ

News blog

Contact

"Newt doesn't twist words, he tortures them."
Cindy Young-Turner, Novel Experience Critique Group, June 2005.

newt at pow wow

For several years, I was a member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Writers' Association. Now, I am just a regular member. The comment on the MWA web page of "Member Pages" has a link to this web site. The comment for mine is:
     "Neutron's been the fringe
     his whole life. It's hard to
     but asymptotically true.
     The phaze was glazed to
     protect the incidents."

Pretty crazy, huh? I know... I wrote it.

Newt Love: Works of Words

Work in progress... This page groups my writing projects by main character and topic, providing a web link to a sub-page for just that group.

Ben Pace Novels

Ben Pace is a Lakhota priest, who studies the arts of healing, and walks the mystic path of the Red Road. As a young man, Ben left the Rez, and enlisted in the US Army, who taught him to be a telephone line-man. After the service, he went to work for Bell Atlantic. A Baltimore utility truck bumped a telephone pole, and Ben fell and broke his back. Partially disabled, Ben built a home on a Crownsville Maryland hilltop to rest and recover.

Ben returned to his original path, to be a priest. As part of his journey, Ben's spirit guide--Raven Who Hops--sends folks Ben's way, so that by helping them, Ben can learn life lessons that dovetail with his spiritual journey, and help the Red Nations seek justice and Treaty Rights.

Read more about Ben Pace and his novels.

Nick Schaevers Mysteries

Nick Schaevers is the character that got me into writing. Since I was ten--when I first read Dashiell Hammett's work--I've wanted to write. I promised myself that until I could think of a plot that--I believed--nobody had written, I would not start writing.

Off and on through my life, I pondered plots. Finally, while living in St. Louis, a twist and a wrinkle of a plot came to mind. I asked my friends if they had ever heard of such a story. They had not, and encouraged me to write it. That was 1993.

To paraphrase my Oxford chum "Gaz"--Garry Lockeley--the Nick Schaevers novels are in the style of Raymond Chandler's sardonic wit in the short paragraphs and clipped sentence style of Dashiell Hammett. Nick Schaevers is my nouveau noir detective.
Read more about Nick Schaevers Mysteries"

Nathan Paul Staley Mysteries

Nathan Paul Staley is an investigator for the National Park Service. He gets the plots that are more police procedural, especially if they involve politics.
Read more about Nathan Paul Staley and his stories.

Roland Dice Mysteries

Roland Dice is my humorous shamus. Like Dashiell Hammett's Nick and Nora Charles, trust-fund playboy Roland and his side-kick Sandy Banks--who pilots the planes and yachts, and uses fists when required--laugh and drink their way through their stories. The basic characters are a blend of the pair Nick and Nora with the Green Hornet and Kato. The stories are created by lifting the plots from classic literature, pushing them into the 21st century, and twisting them into pun filled stories.

The first one is "The Scarlett Bettor" which is a take off on Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlett Letter." In Roland Dice's version, Esther is the wife of Massachusetts Senator Andrew Prynne. The Senator has a paternity test done on his youngest child. He is not the father. He files for divorce.

Esther is shocked! She knows that she has been faithful to her husband. How is this possible? Her family--the respected "blue-blood" Hawthorne family--are outraged, and hire Roland Dice to get to the bottom of the trouble, and set it right.
Read more about Roland Dice Mysteries.

Miscellaneous Other

This is my catch all area. So far, I have a (finished) short story homage to Rod Serling, and an homage to Dashiell Hammett's "Continental Op" stories and novels.
Read more about the Miscellaneous and Other writings.

Unassigned Plots

There are several story ideas that I have in development which have not had a main character assigned to finish the story.
Read more about my Unassigned Plots

Home

Works of Words

Works of Music

Writers Corner

Biography

Links

FAQ

News blog

Contact

Contents of this web site © 2001-2013 by Newt Love. Photos of Newt Love by Nance Love.
Website designed and maintained by RoomFullofMonkeys