Riding the Storm
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Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Empire Publishing
Publication Year: 2017
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle
Length: Epic Drama
Narrator: Steven K Craig and Desiree Clemence
ASIN: 0998173193
ISBN: 9780998173191
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Real life stories from Surfers have mass appeal to the public whether they have set foot in the ocean or not. People don't need a connection or an interest in the sport of Surfing to get emotionally invested in this story of fighting for survival. Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton was the first in the set. Then came Making Mavericks (Chasing Mavericks) by Frosty Hesson - both of which are best-selling books made into major motion pictures. Next in the lineup is Riding the Storm

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About the Book

The Surfing/Real Life Based Drama Book of the Year.

Life has its up’s and down’s; similar to the ocean, it has mostly calm days, but without any warning, an unexpected storm can roll in and destroy everything in its path. A Surfer’s nature is to rise to the challenge and head directly into the storm to conquer its brutality. However, there comes a time when the storm pins the person underwater and has to fight for survival. Life can be symbolically compared to surfing as told in this story.

Steven is not average by any means and is exceedingly passionate about all aspects of life. At a young age, he grabbed a handful of E-tickets, jumped in the front seat and sped forward as his life became a thrilling roller coaster ride that never stops. He has seen the world through many eyes. First as an entrepreneur who was instrumental in changing the course of the music industry in the early 1980’s. His daring ideas paved the way for a new era of music as the original manager/co-creator of the iconic band Slayer. Years later, he became a world-renowned artist, and a champion in fiberglass warfare.

Steven is interviewed for a film documentary about his historic involvement in the music industry. He is asked, “If you can attribute one thing that makes you who you are and what has led you into achieving things that most could not even dream about or are too scared to attempt, what would it be?” Unexpectedly, he replies, “Surfing.”

When the economy crashes in 2010, he, like so many others, quickly loses everything that he worked all his life to obtain and rapidly loses many people he loves. His life goes into a downward spiral headed toward the pit of hell where there is no return. Nearing the point of giving up, Steven reaches deep into his soul in an attempt to reclaim what it was about his youth that made him into the man he became before life broke him into pieces.

Steven remembers his answer during the film interview and sits down at a computer to write his beginnings with the hope of finding himself again before it’s too late.

Fast paced and masterfully written with two storylines running parallel to each other. The Storm is in the present (by Desiree Clemence) as Steven’s life crumbles out of control, and the other, A Surfer’s Tale, from the past, a classic surf story of youth, friendship, and love (by Steven Craig), both racing against time to meet for a climatic ending.

Real life stories from Surfers have mass appeal to the public whether they have set foot in the ocean or not. People don’t need a connection or an interest in the sport of Surfing to get emotionally invested in this story of fighting for survival. Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton was the first in the set. Then came Making Mavericks (Chasing Mavericks) by Frosty Hesson – both of which are best-selling books made into major motion pictures. Next in the lineup is Riding the Storm.

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"A fun read that rides waves of emotion. Inspirational."
– Amber Thorn
About the Author
Steven K Craig

Steven K Craig's life so far has been one wild roller coaster ride after another. At a young age, he and a few friends set the pace for a new era of music with what is now the iconic heavy metal band Slayer. Steven closed his company Platinum Management & Direction to concentrate on another brainchild. His focus was then put on that as the creator of the music magazine Platinum Bound that featured the stars of tomorrow. Steven's pioneering ventures landing him in the music history books. Years later, he became recognized as one of the top graphic artists/air-brushers in the country, and once again, he set the pace for others to follow. This led Steven back into journalism. He wrote instructional articles for art magazines such as Airbrush Action. As the Internet began to take over and open up new possibilities, Steven created the first ever "fully interactive" digital magazine. AirbrushTechLive took digital publishing to a brand new level. Now he's doing it again in the literary world by breaking all the rules to produce literature that is unique, fresh, and staying true to everything he has done in the past, highly controversial in nature.

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