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Right Brain Bruce Schmidt

LESLIE BREFELDsummit daily newsSummit County CO Colorado
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Be afraid when reading the works of Breckenridge part-time resident Bruce SchmidtBY LESLIE BREFELD

Bruce Schmidt, who likens his writing style to that of Stephen King, grew up in the first governor of Colorado’s home – a large and ornate estate with a rich history.

From his childhood, he remembers an incident when the entire house shook as though someone was pounding nails into it, yet it was the middle of the night and no one was there. He also recounts light bulbs which were burnt out lighting up, and even experiences of an apparent ghost child (thought to be Gov. Benjamin Eaton’s young child who died) waking up everyone in the house with its screams.The author, who still lives in Eaton and has a time share in Breckenridge, now uses those memories to conjure up horror stories in the form of novels.

His recently published “Yard” is a story about a brother and sister – one living in Maine and the other in Colorado – who deal with an old diabolical entity within the Colorado community.Schmidt describes a good suspense as one that will “make the hair on the back of your neck stand up,” as opposed to all the gore in scary movies that his teenagers watch.

His second book, “Mayors House,” which is yet to be published, focuses specifically on the house he grew up in.”Yard” is available through authorhouse.com.Schmidt will have a book signing in Breckenridge this summer. Look for the specific date in the Summit Daily News calendar.


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