Blood on Their Hands: Weaving a Tangled Web

A racist attorney faces a crisis of conscience when reluctantly defending a black man brutally beaten by police and charged with resisting arrest.

Hiram Garbuncle is a veteran criminal defense attorney—as well as a racist, miserly alcoholic. His life revolves around hoarding money, following sports, pursuing sex, drinking—and the prideful practice of law.

Alec Monceau is a black man working to support his daughter’s family in Trinidad. It is 2008, and his car carries an Obama bumper sticker. This political advertisement leads to a superfluous traffic stop and a brutal beating by police.

It goes against Garbuncle’s grain to defend a black man from a charge of violently resisting arrest, but he is so confident of winning that he is negligent in the jury selection, and a mistrial occurs. He then discovers incriminating evidence on the two cops, and his new challenge becomes how to keep himself and his client alive pending a new trial.

Meet Bob Brink

Bob Brink is a journalist who worked with several large newspaper organizations and a group of magazines. His byline has been on thousands of news stories, features, and entertainment reviews.
He now is embarked on authoring books. His newest book, the legal thriller Blood on Their Hands, follows Murder in Palm Beach: The Homicide That Never Died, a roman à clef about a real, sensational 1976 murder that made headlines for 15 years, and recently made news again with a new development in the case. The book became an Amazon best seller.
His other books are: Breaking Out, a coming-of-age novel, The Way We Were: Short Stories and Tall Tales, and A Tale of Two Continents, a ghost-written memoir. He is working on a book of creative nonfiction about a woman who led an incredible life of crime.
Brink has won numerous writing accolades and several awards, including three for Palm Beach Illustrated, which won the Best Written Magazine award from the Florida Magazine Association after he became copy chief and writer.
Besides dabbling in short-story writing over the years, Brink immersed himself in learning to play the clarinet and tenor saxophone. He performed many years with an estimable, 65-piece community symphonic band, and played a few professional big band gigs.
A product of Michigan and Iowa, Brink has a bachelor’s degree in English and German from Drake University in Des Moines and completed graduate journalism studies at the University of Iowa.

The Children Of None. Read the power of simple words!

The Children of None is a collection of 43 poems, each poem is written with a unique style and candor. Several poems within the collection stand out as inspirational, heartfelt, and rich in language. The author does an exceptional job of creating unique poems, on themes such as social justice, love of family, culture in Nigeria, and how the process of creating a poem. Each poem exhibits a fresh new perspective, enchanting rhyme, and language that beckons the reader to read the poems again and again. —Katina Woodruff Borgersen, United States of America

This poem collection is absolutely a breath of fresh air! It speaks life into the souls of the hibernating. Mr. Steve Anc’s style of poetry is definitely an awakening experience. The distinguished poet penned in his poem, Children of None, “Cause tomorrow is for the seers’ astrologers said. Do not use the lens of now to measure our capabilities.” This rings true for poet Steve Anc, as his words man-ship will in time become airborne; the fresh air needed for many readers to come. —Kela Calvin. Author and a poet, United States of America, Author

I have read most of the poems in this book and I’m a fan of them all. I must say that
“A poem to my momma” and “The power of simple words” were my favorite. The woman is the only being that can reproduce and I enjoyed reading how he appreciated his mother for that. Also sometimes we forget the significance of the simple things in life and including some small words because they can make a big difference. He did a great job at delivering ‘the power of simple words.’ Great poet! —Andrea Priest-Atkins, a poet, United States of America

Steve’s work just gets better and better. This collection of fine work is packed full of some of his finest pieces including ‘I am Alive’, ‘Chim Ama Nda’ and ‘Mask of Life’. The set starts off strongly with ‘What is Justice’ and very rightly so, this piece sets the bar incredibly high leading the reader into a sense of emotional comfort from the soul. Throughout the collection, Steve draws on Shakespearean influences and uses his talents as a writer to the best of his ability. In fact, I do believe this area of poetry is his strongest when not drawing inspiration from his own life and culture in all it’s technicolour. Steve shows he is one of the finest writers of poetry in the world right at this very moment and encourages us all to dive into the very pits of our stomachs whilst reading his work, knowing we are only more complete for doing so–Tyler Heart, a poet, United Kingdom

I enjoyed reading this collection of poems. The different topics held my attention well. Great book! —Sergeant Ronnie Atkins. United States of America

Powerful poems with deep meaning that touches the heart and soul. Steve is a true poet and talented artist.– Jason Ng, Canada

“Do not use the lens of now to measure our capabilities – As the wind of morning blows wherever it wishes – We will stand in this porch to control our – Cause the wind will blow out of the dusty night – Not minding the Astrologer’s prediction”.
Amazing collection from Steve. Poems such as “The Power of Simple Words, We sipped Courage, Children of None and several others in this collection have shown how talented the Writer is in weaving words to create a nourishing effect for the mind. —Tobi Delly, Nigeria.

Loved your collection of poetry. For me it was an experience of sensing so many emotions all at once. I particularly loved the poem ” Poem to my momma and your momma”. The lines ” My days I count as a Naira note Always wanting to make you proud” touched my heart.–Smriti verma, India

If you have read the first, second and third poem in this book, don’t think that you have started, just say I am about to start, because the case opens the bracket…Steve Anc

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Growing Up In America: A Million Years Ago


This book follows in the foot steps of “To Kill a Mocking Bird but is set not in the southern United States but instead the Midwest. The story written from the viewpoint of eight year old Blue Mann, who lives in the small all white Midwestern town of Walker in 1950’s America. When a black family arrives in Walker, Blue and his family struggle with their own and their communities’ prejudices, hatred and ignorance. As the story begins, Blue believes the residents of Walker are the most loving and caring individuals in the world, but as the residents of the community let their hatred and prejudice consume them, Blue struggles with why and how good people can turn into savage animals and beast just over the color of a person’s skin. The events Blue witnesses in one short week of his life impacts and changes his life forever.

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