Tim Holter Bruckner-Author/Artist
TIM HOLTER BRUCKNER-AUTHOR/ARTIST
Tim Bruckner is best known as a sculptor. Over the past forty-five years he’s created hundreds of action figures and collectible statues for a variety of companies both big and small. He worked with DC Direct (now DC Entertainment) for a dozen years. DC Dynamics, a line of statues he designed and sculpted, is one of which he is most proud. In addition to sculpting, he worked as an illustrator creating the cover art for Ringo Starr’s Ringo album, the iconic logo for the Average White Band, the cover art for Ray Charles Renaissance album, the dust jacket sculptures for Cat Steven’s Buddha and the Chocolate Box LP and the prosthetic elephant nose for George Clinton’s Trombipulation. In 1980 he wrote, produced and performed three children’s albums for Casablanca Records, most notably, Ronald McDonald Visits America. He dabbled in special effects sculpting the alligator suit for Joe Panther and sculpting and art directing a team of sculptors for the movie Alligator. Tim wrote shorts stories as a kid but it wasn’t until the birth of his son that he started taking writing more seriously. He wrote Little Boy and Red Dragon, making his son, Errol, the hero of an adventure that took place in the forest of their back forty. When his daughter Anne was born, he started writing Christmas stories for them both. As they grew and matured, so did the stories. He’s written a Christmas themed tale each year since. 2012 saw the publication of the book, Pop Sculpture, how to create action figures and collectible statues, which Tim co-authored (published by Watson/Guptill). But the publication of Tim’s Sensible Redhorn, a collection of mysteries published by ProSe (for which he did the cover art) was, without a doubt one of the biggest thrills of his creative life. Tim and his wife Mary live on a hobby farm in rural western Wisconsin.
Pro Se Productions, a leading publisher of Genre Fiction welcomes an exciting new character to New Pulp! Shades of Yesterday from a Writer of Today- SENSIBLE REDHORN!
Acts of torture, murder, and blackmail grip a city.
And the man drawn to it, beckoned to observe and report on it, is the only one who may be able to stop it.
SENSIBLE REDHORN by Tim Holter Bruckner collects four adventures of the title character, a six foot six, three hundred pound crime reporter for the Flashburn, Redhorn has seen evil like no other. And when that evil wrenches its way into the lives of the people closest to him, he’ll do whatever it takes to keep them safe, even if it means putting his own life in danger.
A colorful cast of eccentric characters bring humor, intrigue and passion into each compelling tale. A sadistic crime boss hell bent on addicting children to a lethal, flesh rotting drug. An armless man who perverts his own young offspring to a life of crime and murder. The ex-wife of his best friend who is willing to risk the lives of those once dearest to her for corrupting wealth. The return of an estranged brother determined to wrest the highest cost of revenge.
In the center of this maelstrom of malevolence, Sensible Redhorn stays true, steady and determined. Committed to his friends, committed to fairness, committed to the truth. Even if it kills him.
Pro Se Productions proudly presents SENSIBLE REDHORN by Tim Holter Bruckner. A hard boiled noirish tale of a two fisted wordslinger ready to give it all to protect those close to him.
A pearl with a long and bloody history.
A mustache that could predict the weather…but not treachery.
Author Tim Holter Bruckner, creator of Sensible Redhorn, takes these two unique objects and weaves stories of intrigue, action, and adventure around them in his two story collection – The Adventure of the Pearl Le Fong!
For centuries the Pearl Le Fong’s perfection inspired covetousness and brutality. Cold blooded murder brought it into the possession of England’s most notorious criminal mastermind and only one man can put an end to Syng’s reign of terror, consulting detective Desmond Owle. Owle’s critical sensitivity to light plunges the investigation into the darkest corners of London society at the peril of his and Mrs. Rothman’s life.
In Bruckner’s second tale, Grandpa’s mustache could predict the weather. It could point, prod, chastise, reward and tickle. It could tie up your sorrows and untie them with the same simple knot. But it could not predict the betrayal by Martin, Grandpa’s eldest son and his despicable treatment of the innocent girl he impregnated. This Old West tale pits father against son as they struggle against a brutal winter to outwit heartless evildoers to bring their beloved Nan home.
Two high octane tales, each with a hint of the Christmas holidays, by Author Tim Holter Bruckner in one collection- The Adventure of the Pearl Le Fong! From Pro Se Productions.
What do you know about someone? Someone close. A friend. A loved one. You know only what they want you to know. Nate Selegman’s friend, Wilson Montgomery, a.k.a., Turtle, was a piece of work. He was a lying, conniving, self-serving jerk. And someone murdered him. And enjoyed doing it. The cops have no leads and no suspects. Nate decides to find out what happened to his old friend. The more he discovers the less he knows. One thing becomes clear. The Turtle he thought he knew was someone else. The Turtle he uncovers plunges him into a world of crime, double-dealing, blackmail and murder. Trust is expensive, and his life, it turns out, is cheap. From Author Tim Holter Bruckner (Sensible Redhorn, The Adventure of the Pearl Le Fong) comes a new tale of noir and mystery- Shell Game! From Pro Se Productions.
The Truth is no Stranger.
He was as hard boiled as a Private Detective can get. He was sitting in his office, working on a report of his last case when she walked in. She was a knockout, in her short red velvet fur trimmed skirt, so short it barely covered the half-moons of her derriere. And she was tiny. Not five feet. But, holy cow, did she make up for it in spades. She sashayed to his client chair and slid into it. She tried the old, “I’ve got a friend who’s in trouble.” It didn’t work. It never does. They shared a couple of straight shots and she started to relax. Seems she took something she wasn’t supposed. A book. THE Big Book. Took it home to see what all the fuss was about. She was going to bring it back the next day. But, the next day it was gone. And if she didn’t get that book back to where it belonged there’d be hell to pay. HELL in all caps.
There’s never been a more hardboiled Christmas tale than Tim Holter Bruckner’s TRUTH IS NO STRANGER. From Pro Se Productions.