Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Eggman Writes

The Eggman Writes is my new writer's blog, reflecting as it does the two sides of Steve Eggleston, aka The Eggman.  

To understand these two sides, we need look no further than these two reviews of my debut legal thriller Conflicted.

The first only knows me only by my book, and keeps his review to the book. Here's the review by New York Times bestseller, former Editor-in-Chief of OMNI, and author of many stellar biographies, such as George Orwell: The Political Pen, Keith Ferrell: 

“Steve Eggleston's Conflicted is a chilling, funny, moving, shocking thriller -- and Eggleston keeps every one of those elements in balance as he moves his story at breakneck pace through as delicious a set of complications, re-complications, and surprises as I've seen in a long time. Trip Splatter may well be the most unusual and distinctive investigator to be introduced this decade, and eagerly I look forward to his next adventure."  

The other, James Dalessandro, has known me for nearly two decades, as a pal and comrade in arms, and used to teach screenwriting out of my living room at the Falling Star, my house pasted into the cliffs of Sausalito, below 16th Avenue. Here's his review, which as you can see addresses, not just the book, but the author himself:  

"If the law ever produced a more colorful character than Steve Eggleston himself, I'd probably be afraid to meet him.  Eggleston has taken that colorful, irreverent personnae of his - and an encyclopedic knowledge of the law and the characters who pass through that suspense-filled world - and created a character as colorful and outrageous as his name:  Trip Splatter.  Conflicted is a roller coaster ride through the dark and twisted world of criminals and those who hunt them. -- James Dalessandro, author of Bohemian Heart and 1906"
I'm told and I read that writing blogs of this sort are a necessary part of the lexicon of a writer, in these times. I hope so, and I hope to impart from time to time a grain of wisdom to upcoming writers and readers, as I've certainly failed as many times as I've succeeded, equally spectacularly, thereby earning an avid listen.