The Beast who will stop at nothing to find her…
The rookie cop who just wants to do the right thing…
And the three bears who got in the way.
Targeted Age Group:: All Ages
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’d read Goldilocks and the Three Bears to my kids and thought it would be fun to rewrite it for all ages.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Some were already there, I just molded them into something different.
ONCE UPON A TIME, in the small town of Grimmelton, Kansas, there lived three bears.
These were no ordinary bears, mind you. They didn’t live in caves, they didn’t stand about by great North American rivers, idly swiping salmon from the churning waters as the poor fish struggled upstream in hopes of perpetuating their species, and they most certainly did not spend the greater part of their day trying to steal honey from bees.
No, these bears were different.
These bears walked upright, used tools with opposable thumbs, spoke English with ease, wore the most fashionable clothing, and drove only the finest of automobiles. They attended high society functions and ate at the most expensive restaurants.
But these bears, despite their discernable tastes, were no snobs. They gave great swaths of money to varying charities and volunteered most nights at the local soup kitchen where they laughed and made merry with all who walked through the doors. They were well loved and respected by many in the community, and the three bears reciprocated in kind, regardless of station or financial standing.
Burt Abraham Griswold, patriarch of this family of bears, crept silently across the freshly mown grass of his front lawn with a rifle in his hand. Burt was worried and fearful. Only one round remained in the rifle. One round, and no spares in his pack. He tried to remain optimistic. One round and the right opportunity was all Burt needed to take his son out and end what the boy had started once and for all.
Steeven R. Orr lives as a recluse with his wife and three children somewhere in the hills of Eastern Kansas. When he’s not helping with homework, or running errands, or paying bills, or working, or spending time with his family, or sleeping, or eating, or using the bathroom, Steeven likes to write.