Ken Farmer and Buck Stienkie’s best selling historical fiction western, THE NATIONS, now available on Amazon in E (Kindle) and print.

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“Storytelling. What is it? A Mystery! It’s the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all. Of seeing what we say. How do we define this lively darting about with words, this sort of brief smile of ideas which should be Storytelling?” – Guy de Maupassant
     The story is a sequence of events that we use with words and imagery to reveal an adventure, an emotion, a history, a lesson, a character…a story. As writers, Buck and I like to visualize our Black Eagle Force stories as they happen…If we don’t see it or feel it, neither will the reader. After twenty-five screen/teleplays and five novels, we have yet to write an outline. We prefer to create a situation and let the characters work it out. Our story will change, adapt, fluctuate and morph as we write. We rarely know how the story is going to turn out when we start and often we are as surprised at the ending as we hope the reader is.
     We feel the story itself is far more important than the writing of it. Storytelling is the oldest form of communication/education/healing in the history of mankind, dating back to the “Storyteller” (the shaman) around the campfires of prehistoric or primitive villages. The stories painted or drawn on the walls of caves in petroglyphs, on animal skins and in the oral tradition, were man’s first form of education, communication, entertainment and healing, far predating the written word.
     The Twelve Tribes of Israel used the “oral tradition” for centuries in passing down the parables of the Creation and Noah’s Flood. It was not until King Solomon decreed that these stories be written down, that we had any records from which much of the “Old Testament” was taken. We, as writers, have a responsibility to carry on this tradition, yes, in fact, mankind has a need for “Storytellers” that is almost as great as his need for love. But above all the story must entertaining or nobody would listen.
The story itself is why Dan Brown’s novels “The DaVinci Code”, “The Lost Symbol” “Angels & Demons” and “Deception Point” are so successful and popular, in our opinion. Brown was vilified, chastised and raked over the coals by so-called critics over his style, grammar and poor structuring, etc. The poor guy is laughing all the way to the bank…It’s about STORY, hello! Critics often think they know the way, but can’t drive the car. If you start looking at proper style, edit errors or grammatical rules, you’re not looking at the story. It’s like watching a movie with nonstop sex or gratuitous violence…it’s there to cover up the absence of story.
Most people can readily recite passages from great stories, including from the Bible on command even if the writing suffers in translation or style. The images are there and stimulate our powers of visualization. Of course Cecil B. DeMille helped out a great deal, but the story was still there.
Of course, action verbs, adjectives and judicious use of adverbs are important, but they’re not going to help tell the story if the story itself sucks. With the plethora of commercial fiction novels on the market today, good storytelling is also the reason why some writers excel while others fall by the wayside. Stories are not told to the reader…you must suck the reader into the story with visual imagery (word pictures) and emotions. A story without emotions is like an eagle without wings. You can’t just have wonderful, believable characters, you must follow the five precepts of storytelling: Make the reader See, Hear, Feel, Taste and Smell what’s going on in each and every scene. These things far outweigh style, structure and grammar. They are the core of storytelling.


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Black Eagle Force: Eye of the Storm release date.

Tate Publishing announces the release of “BLACK EAGLE FORCE: Eye of the Storm”. – FEBRUARY 14.
Available now at Tate:
and at
The sequel, “Black Eagle Force: Sacred Mountain” available as a signed ARC from
Number three in the BEF series, “Return of the Starfighter” is going through the proofing process. Oorah!

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Buck Stienke and Ken Farmer are well into the sequel to BLACK EAGLE FORCE, Eye of the Storm, with BLACK EAGLE FORCE, Sacred Mountain.
The first female President of the US has been kidnapped!

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Publisher inks Black Eagle Force

Tate Publishing to publish BLACK EAGLE FORCE in Book, Audio book and E-book forms. Official Publish Date to be announced. We have a limited number of autographed Advanced Reading Copies available. Go to our website to order yours.


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Marine & Air Force Pilot team to create BLACK EAGLE FORCE.

BLACK EAGLE FORCE – Eye of the Storm

High-Tech Special Ops Force Defends American Shores in New Military Action Thriller novel.

Black Eagle Force is a top-secret, Special Ops unit of ex-military men and women created for its ultra-rapid-deployment capabilities and intended to operate outside of governmental restrictions. In Eye of the Storm, a fast-paced new military thriller novel by Buck Stienke and Ken Farmer, a border skirmish on a Texas ranch catches the attention of the DoD, and within minutes, the BEF is scrambled in their high-tech VTOL aircraft to investigate and to protect the United States border. Joining forces with the former Marine family that owns the Texas ranch, their mission deepens to preventing suitcase nuclear weapons from being detonated by terrorists in the United States, while struggling to penetrate a criminal empire on a remote, heavily defended island in the Gulf of Mexico. They are tasked by President Annette Henry Thompson to sanction with extreme prejudice the mastermind behind the acquisition of the nuclear devices, also a trafficker in drugs and human lives, and in the quest to accomplish this before Hurricane Ellen hits the island fortress, BEF finds itself challenged to live up to its motto: Semper Paro Bellum—”Always ready for war”.

Advance praise for the novel:

“I liked it very, very much and I’m a hard sell.… I recommend it to anyone who likes story, adventure, hard-hitting and constant action with many distinct… and appealing characters.” —Cliff Osmond, actor, writer, and director

“I’m impatiently waiting for the sequel.” —Major John Eastman, USMC (ret.), author of Verdict! In Search of a Crime.

Visit the Black Eagle Force Facebook page to become a fan and learn more about the high-velocity, state-of-the-art weaponry and aircraft adopted by this team of fighters contracted to defend the United States. Advance Reading Copies of the new novel are available from the BEF Facebook page and also from the website while supplies last. Or contact Timber Creek Productions at

About the authors:

Buck Stienke, graduate of the USAF Academy (’71), was a captain and a fighter pilot for the United States Air Force, has a vast knowledge of weapons and aircraft. He and Ken Farmer have penned over twenty-five screen and teleplays and are the producers of the award-winning film Rockabilly Baby. Ken Farmer, a former U.S. Marine and an actor/writer/director for 38 years, wrote and directed Rockabilly Baby. The two are presently writing the sequel to Eye of the Storm.

Contact Information:
Pierre O’Rourke
Phone: 602-751-8743



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BLACK EAGLE FORCE: Eye of the Storm

#readers #gr8books2read @pagact “BLACK EAGLE FORCE” Exhilarating Action, Military, Techno-Thriller!

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