I'm pleased to say the good folks at Booknest.EU have done two reviews of my books LUCIFER'S STAR and I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER. They really liked them, it seemed. Here's links to the reviews.
Review Link: http://booknest.eu/reviews/michael/745-lucifersstar
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Hear ye, hear ye, or expressed in Texan: Listen up, y’all.
I have a short story due out November 8th, in the anthology titled “MAGA 2020 & Beyond,” titled The Last Hippie.
Here’s an excerpt:
Broken glass covered the street like gravel. It crunched under Mackay’s boot.
If there was an intact windo...Read more of this blog post »
One of the most adapted literary characters of all time is Count Dracula. Played as a romantic anti-hero, a demented monster, and an empathetic but misguided devil, audiences cannot get enough of Bram Stoker’s creation. It is not difficult to fathom the reason why, for beneath the interesting tal...Read more of this blog post »
Today, I’m revealing the cover of the next Brazen Bulls MC book. Blaze, Book 4, is Simon’s story. If you’re caught up with the series, you know that we left things off in Book 3 (Slam), with the club in conflict with the Street Hounds, a gang that had taken over the t...Read more of this blog post »
Several years ago I happened upon a reply to a post about a child with severe RDEB in a special need parenting forum and one of the commenters stated that they should just “kill him”. That comment got a lot of likes and it got me very, VERY, VERY upset. I was irate. I could not sleep for days. Th...Read more of this blog post »
And what of the fight,
She asked him,
What of the beautiful fight
The great artists portrayed
And the storytellers
A beautiful fight,
His face turned to the stars.
The fight, the plot,
They all carried on
Without heroes or protagonists
Or even characters.
Those were just fr...Read more of this blog post »
At the beginning of last week I completed and sent in my new novel, An American Story. It is partly set in the USA, partly on an island – but not the Dream Archipelago. I would describe it as being at the speculative end of the spectrum of fantastic literature, rather than in the more central sci...Read more of this blog post »
Premisa acestei lucrări de ficțiune este că hanul Kublai discută cu Marco Polo, iar acesta îi relatează despre orașele pe care le-a vizitat în drumul său către China. Pe de o parte, hanul mo... Read more of this blog post »
While working on my new Nutcracker Bleeds cover with Omri Koresh (Who is amazing. Have I said how amazing he is?) he was so kind as to update my Nevermor covers as well! The art is still the same, but the backs of the printed books have a different layout and the spine is just a little more elabo...Read more of this blog post »
I'm trying a new style of writing. Using only three sentences I aim to put together short and simple prayers anyone can use. Like the one below (more will appear here and on FB):
The more we see of human depravity, in the news, in our neighbourhoods, in our selves, the more we see the need of your...Read more of this blog post »
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نشستم، روبروی تو...
خواستم بخوانم... مات در و دیوار.
چیزی نمانده اما!
نه این که نبوده،
مصیبت ها روی هم که تلمبار می شوند
کهنه ها از نفس می افتند
زیر سنگینی تازه ها.
دست ها را تا آرنج فرو می کنم
در کله ای تهی از خالی
حرفی نبوده انگاری
این سردرد لعنتی، بگمانم
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Michael Redford died on his seventeenth birthday – the night Eddie picked him up off the street, shot him full of heroin and assaulted him.
Now he’s Mikey and he works for Joss. With streaked blond hair and a cute smile, he sleeps by day and services clients at night... Read more of this blog post »
As a publication date special offer that is not to be missed the book will be available for free - yes you read that correctly - for FREE for 2 days... Read more of this blog post »
A spontaneous trip to Willow’s Activity Farm. Turns out it was the first day of their Pumpkin Festival, so we got to go out into the field and pick a couple to take home with us. ❤xx http://ift.tt/2zrLqaIRead more of this blog post »
Ricky and Sharon Skaggs
Louise and I have been living in Hendersonville, Tennessee for almost nine years. A few days after arriving the voice at the other end of my cell phone said, “This is Ricky Skaggs. I’m your new neighbor”. We met for breakfast a week later and became intimate friends in minu...Read more of this blog post »
Jobs are as important for our characters as they are for real people. A character’s career might be their dream job or one they’ve chosen due to necessity. In your story, they might be trying to get that job or are already working in the field. Whatever the situation, as with any defining aspect...Read more of this blog post »
I'm enjoying seeing all the photos of GRL all over Facebook and Twitter. But I'll admit, a piece of me feels left out, even though it's of my own doing. Part of the reason I didn't go this year was expense. GRL is expensive as an author, (maybe more so as a reader because you buy all... Read more of this blog post »
I’m doing NaNoWriMo again this year. That means I’m doing something different, and you may never get to read it. I’ve had a bad history with writing things for National Novel Writing Month which I end up being unhappy with. In fact, I’m having another shot at something I’ve done through one Novem...Read more of this blog post »
Powers of Darkness by Bram Stoker and Valdemar Asmundsson. Translated from the Icelandic with an introduction and annotions by Hans Corneel De Roos
Overlook Duckworth. 2016.
One of the first foreign translations of Bram Stoker's classic novel, Dracula, was published in Iceland (for reasons contain... Read more of this blog post »
This morning I did a Facebook Live, where I had an announcement about A Hundred Little Flames.
As you can see from the above video, it was a lot of fun, as so many of you interacted so warmly with me. Thank you for that!
If you want signed copies of A Hundred Little Flames , go to http://preeti.io... Read more of this blog post »
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Happy, happy, happy weekend!
Some real, down in the bones JOY to celebrate today! Links & stories this week 100% guaranteed to make you smile a mile wide & believe like crazy in a Good God redeeming everything — and that there’s love everywhere & for ((you))!
Serving up only t...
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The base body was ML Punisher, and I had to sand down his hair and then sculpt his beret hat. Then I sculpted th... Read more of this blog post »
It’s Saturday morning here and I’m just opening my eyes. Scout Finch is lying on my chest and @lunalovefold is snuggled up beside me. And I am looking at fan art. Such a lovely way to start the day.Read more of this blog post »
84 copies into the promised run of 500, I am discontinuing my signed and painted "soul vomit" editions of THE BURNING WORLD.
While I loved making the art and seeing your reactions online, the task of keeping track of the slow trickle of orders and getting them to the post office in a timely manner...Read more of this blog post »
So, as you can see from the title of this blog, this is yet another re-release.
I’ve been really, really sick. And mostly scarce as I try to recuperate. Working on Kiss Your Scars is definitely on hold in the interim. No new words, because my head can’t hold on to anything long enough to make sens...Read more of this blog post »
Today is Apple Day.
I have a thing for apples. They’re the only fruit I can eat without gagging. No, I don’t know why, but it means that even though I’m not a huge fan of apples (like I am for, say, chocolate), I quarter one every morning and eat it so I can feel virtuous about eating fruit....Read more of this blog post »
I have finished the edits and the book is even now being perused by my faithful (and super picky) proofreader. Hopefully in about a month I'll get a copiously red-highlighted manuscript back from her telling me I use prepositions far to often and my writing style i... Read more of this blog post »
I think I’ve mentioned this before… I love writing short stories. I began my career as an author writing novels. Then browsing some calls for submissions, I ran across calls for short stories. I wrote one. Then another. And then another. I quickly discovered I loved writing them. They gave me a c...Read more of this blog post »
Only 10 — count them! TEN!! One Zero! — more days until THE SEA KING!! It’s getting close now!!
To celebrate the release, we’re counting down the days with fun and prizes. Each day, from now until November 1st, drop by to join the celebration and answer the Question of the Day in the current day...Read more of this blog post »
Here are three excellent new posts that have inspired me to add to my “To Read” list:
Today I’d like...Read more of this blog post »
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