Friday, July 5, 2019



The bond of brotherhood is hard to break, but a lifetime of dealing with familial expectation, bitterness, and psychological disorders can bend and warp it into something nearly unrecognizable. This story tells the tale of two brothers: Melvyn, the elder, whose amalgamation of disorders leave him completely unable to function within society; and Stephen, the younger, whose own emotional and psychological issues are overshadowed to the point where he becomes little more than a pale and twisted reflection of his brother.

Book Details:

Title: Misfits and Supermen: Two Brothers’ Journey Along the Spectrum

Author: Steve Starger

Genre: Memoir

Publisher: Friesen Press
 (November 30, 2019)

Print length: 178 pages

On tour with: Pump Up Your Book!



Things you need in order to write:
something to write on and something to write with.

Things that hamper your writing: not having something to write on or with.

Things you love about writing: the act of storytelling, using language in creative ways.

Things you hate about writing: sometimes it’s just work. Editing, despite its importance.

Easiest thing about being a writer: when it flows, it’s glorious.
Hardest thing about being a writer: keeping the ideas flowing constantly.

Things you never want to run out of:
ideas, time.

Things you wish you’d never bought: an old car with no suspension, so it would never have passed inspection. (It didn’t, but I was in college, so . . . )

Words that describe you: introverted, dark sense of humor, empathetic.

Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: sometimes diffident.

Favorite music: being a musician, there are too many choices in too many genres.

Music that make your ears bleed: death metal, “easy listening.”

Something you’re really good at: writing, music.

Something you’re really bad at: all sports.

Something you like to do: discover something brand new to me.

Something you wish you’d never done: can’t answer that here.

Things you’d walk a mile for: a New York corned beef sandwich.
Things that make you want to run screaming from the room: a New England boiled dinner.

Things to say to an author: intelligent comments about the work. 

Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book: where do you get your ideas?

Favorite places you’ve been: Italy, California, New York City, Ireland, Israel, the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia.

Places you never want to go to again: I’d rather not say here.

Favorite books: literature of all cultures, hard-boiled noir, dark fantasy
Books you would ban: I would never ban a book.

Things that make you happy: writing, when people are civil to each other, intelligence.

Things that drive you crazy: bigotry, self-righteousness.

The last thing you did for the first time: soaring.

Something you’ll never do again: soaring.


Steve Starger has been writing since he was a child. He received his first professional byline from his hometown newspaper for a theater review when he was 19. He has had two long careers: journalist and musician, and has written fiction, nonfiction, plays, and songs. His biography of the comic-book artist Wally Wood – “Wally’s World: The Brilliant Life and Tragic Death of Wally Wood, the World’s Second-best Comic-book Artist – was short-listed for the Will Eisner Industry Award for Best Comics Related book of 2006.

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