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Born in 1963, Michael Hicks grew up in the age of the Apollo program and spent his youth glued to the television watching the original Star Trek series and other science fiction movies, which continues to be a source of entertainment and inspiration. Having spent the majority of his life as a voracious reader, he has been heavily influenced by writers ranging from Robert Heinlein to David Weber, and many in between. Living in Maryland with his beautiful wife, two wonderful stepsons and two mischievous Siberian cats, he left his government career job and now writes full-time.

The Black GateWell, the title of this post is a bit misleading: this isn’t just a teaser blurb, but the entire first chapter of my upcoming novel, The Black Gate. The usual caveat that the text hasn’t been touched yet by an editor applies, so try to ignore any bloopers (or just be entertained by them, as the case may be).

In any case,I hope this whets your appetite…

*** Chapter One: Without A Word ***

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message 14: by Charles

Charles Miske You tweeted to stop by and say HI - so here I am wishing you a great day every day. :)

message 13: by Brian

Brian Holmes Thanks for the connection, Michael!

message 12: by Glyn

Glyn Smith-Wild Good to have you among my friends, Michael.Glyn Smith-Wild

message 11: by Owen

Owen Jones Hi Michael,

Nice to meet you.
I hope that you are well.

All the best,
Behind The Smile by Owen  Jones

message 10: by Tom


Michael Mrs. BWeasley09 wrote: "Thank you for adding me up! At some point I will read your eBooks. At the moment; I don't have a device for reading eBooks. Still thinking if I want one."

You don't need a Kindle or Nook, etc. - there are free apps offered by Amazon and Barnes & Noble that work on your PC, phone, etc. :-)

message 8: by Jill

Jill Thanks for your friendship on Goodreads, Michael.

Bridget Bowers Hi, Michael!

Thanks for the friend request.

Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections Hi Michael,

It is good to see you here on GR, too. Thanks for the friendvite.

Happy New Year,
Bona Fide Reflections

Michael Hey, folks! I'm putting together a group of beta readers for DEAD SOUL, the latest novel of the IN HER NAME series. I've already got several, but am looking for a couple more.

I'm mainly looking for folks to help critique the story and find its weak spots, things that strike you as odd, etc. I don't ask that beta readers look for spelling or grammar bloopers, but if you do notice some and pass them along, it would be most appreciated. :-)

This is on a pretty tight timeline, unfortunately: I'd like to have the feedback in by this coming Sunday, so please take that into account.

Anyway, if you're interested, please let me know by this afternoon today and I'll send you a copy (Kindle, PDF, or ePub format).


Natasha Thank you for connecting with me. Please check out my blog "Where Every Book = A New Adventure", if you haven't already. I look forward to sharing my love of books with you.

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Stacy Eaton Thanks for the friendship Michael.

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