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Mike Vasich teaches English to gifted and talented students in suburban Michigan. He continues to write novels in his spare time so that he can avoid any real work around the house.

He likes stories where bad guys win and goody-two-shoes get crumpled into the dust. His hobbies include taking naps, sowing disrespect for revered institutions, and making children cry (especially his own).

He loves feedback, and can be reached at mrvasich@att.net. He is also on Facebook and responds to friend requests.




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Mike Vasich Hi Tasha--
I'm working on another Loki-themed book called "Loki's Children" with Hel as the main character. It'll focus on her rise to ruler of…more
Hi Tasha--
I'm working on another Loki-themed book called "Loki's Children" with Hel as the main character. It'll focus on her rise to ruler of Niflheim, and I hope to turn the myths about her (scant though they be) on their heads a bit. I'm maybe 50 pages into my draft, so it'll take some time--maybe a year?

TGP is on the backburner for now, but I do definitely want to go back to it--I see it as a trilogy, and it should get pretty freaky in parts two and three. :-)(less)
Mike Vasich Hi Jasmee:
Unfortunately, copyright laws don't allow writers to use owned characters without permission. I am working on another Loki-themed book,…more
Hi Jasmee:
Unfortunately, copyright laws don't allow writers to use owned characters without permission. I am working on another Loki-themed book, however, with Loki's daughter, Hel, as the main character. Hope that's somewhat satisfying.
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“He was unique among the Aesir in this respect; while all were powerful warriors, he alone wielded death as a weapon.”
Mike Vasich, Loki

“As the venom streamed down once more, he heard the unmistakable sound of a wolf howling. It would not be long now. Ragnarok had come, and he would see Asgard crushed and burned till he trod on the ashes of all of those who had wronged him.”
Mike Vasich, Loki

“Without hesitation, Thor Flung Mjolnir from h is hands. The hammer smashed into the giant's face, and reeled with the force. Lightning crashed down, striking the hammer, and Tyr saw Thor's features lit up, his red beard giving the brief impression that his face was on fire. Mojlnir, glowing red hot, returned to Thor's outstretched hand, and he sent it out again, once more smashing into the giant's head. Smoke rose up from where it had hit flesh, and there was a hissing as the rain cooled down the boiling skin.”
Mike Vasich, Loki

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“Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.”
Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye

“The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.”
Sophocles
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“I know of no society in human history that ever suffered because its people became too desirous of evidence in support of their core beliefs.”
Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation

“You should date a girl who reads.
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”
Rosemarie Urquico

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
Anton Chekhov




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THanks, that was cool. :-)


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Jillyn Thank you for the free ebook :)


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Annie Hey Mike,

thanks for your friendsrequest. :) I only started 'Loki' but I like the idea and I am really looking forward to it. :)
Have a great day
Annie


FasterKillFastPussycat thanks for the friendship.......I am Wonder woman onsessed and I love super heroes but I kind of have a soft spot for villains as well....Loki seems like a very good read......I can't wait to tell you what I think of it....Oddly enough I read a series called the Fearless series and the villain's name was Loki.....I researched the origins of this name and became obsessed with it and here you are with a book called Loki and I'm just finding out about it :D


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Mike Vasich I'm on Facebook! Feel free to send friend requests!


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