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Michael McClung

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Michael McClung was born in San Antonio, Texas, but now putters around Southeast Asia. He has had the requisite number of odd jobs expected of a speculative fiction author, including soldier, book store manager, and bowling alley pin boy. His first book, the Sword & Sorcery novel "Thagoth," won the Del Rey Digital first novel competition in 2002 and was published by Random House in 2003.

The first four novels of his self-published Sword & Sorcery series "The Amra Thetys Chronicles" will be re-released by Ragnarok Publications in 2016.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys kickball, brooding and picking scabs.

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Michael McClung Just write. Don't worry about anything at first except setting down the words. Everything else comes from that. Don't worry if it's all horrible; you…moreJust write. Don't worry about anything at first except setting down the words. Everything else comes from that. Don't worry if it's all horrible; you are never the best judge of your own work, and if it stinks? So what? Write more. Write better. But write.(less)
Michael McClung Hi Nick!

Yep, I'm working through Amra 5 as we speak, alongside other projects. I'm really happy you're enjoying the series! It's looking like book 5…more
Hi Nick!

Yep, I'm working through Amra 5 as we speak, alongside other projects. I'm really happy you're enjoying the series! It's looking like book 5 will be a bigger book than the first four; a lot of stuff is going on and beginning to come to a head. There will likely be about 8 more books in the series, and several side stories and novelettes as well :) I'm really hoping to get one from Lhiewyn's point of view done by March; you can follow the progress on this Google Doc if you'd like:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V...(less)
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