Friday, December 14, 2012


Meet Charles Beckman:

By Molly Noble Bull

Suspense, Suspicion & Shockers is a new book by Charles Boeckman, a multi-published novelist, journalist, writing instructor, musician, bandleader, and legend in his own time. He and his wife, Patti, wrote 26 Silhouette romance novels back in the 1980’s under the name Patti Beckman. Recently, Charles and Patti produced an anthology of reprints of his collectable pulp stories that Charles wrote beginning in 1945. 

Welcome. It's great to have you here today. Can you explain what pulp fiction is, and tell us about your book?

Pulp fiction was reading matter for the masses before television brought visual stories into our homes. The name “pulp” comes from the woody, pulp paper used in those monthly publications. They often cost a dime and contained about ten stories. They represented every genre of fiction you can think of and included novels. They died out with the advent of television, but interest in them has resurfaced in recent decades with fans scattered all across the U.S. who buy, sell, and collect those vintage magazines. Some also write original stories, called new pulp, in the style of the early pulps. Because of the avid interest of pulp fans in those stories, which today are hailed as the precursors of all the genres of contemporary fiction, Patti and I decided to put together an anthology of 24 of my pulp stories, which were mainly suspense and surprise-ending stories with universal appeal. Having that many vintage stories in one volume from a pulp author who is still living is rare. It received rave reviews on Amazon from two expert reviewers and writers of new pulp fiction.
Charles is noted for the emotional tone he brings to his stories, for his characters, and for his musical backgrounds. 
SUSPENSE, SUSPICION & SHOCKERS is available on Amazon.

Thanks, Charles and Patti. Come back soon.  

Molly's newest e-book titled BEDTIME STORIES FOR BELIEVERS is a collection of eight short stories for Christian adults and will be published and available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo by Tuesday, December 18, 2012.  

And don't forget that Cinderella Texas is available now as an e-book and will soon be published in paperback. Write Molly Noble Bull in the search slot to find all Molly's books.    


Jess * Jessie * Jessy said...

I'm a Patti Beckman fan. In fact, I recently re-read one of her books. I'll definitely check out Suspense, Suspicion & Shockers. What a treat!

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for writing, Jessie. I'm a Patti and Charles Beckman fan, too.

Teresa Slack said...

How interesting. I never really knew what "pulp" fiction was. Thanks Molly for letting us know about Charles & his books.