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Michael Darling

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Bestselling author Michael Darling has worked as a butcher, a librarian, and a magician, which turned out to be an ideal set of skills for a fiction writer. He lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with his wife and kids where he writes award-winning stories beside his big buddy, a St. Bernese dog named Appa. While best known for his Tales from the Behindbeyond urban fantasy novels, Michael writes across all the best genres. His most recent work includes Hollowfall, a cyberpunk, sci-fi adventure, and Sailing on the Tides of Burning Sand, a collection of fantastic short stories.

Michael graduated from Weber State University with a degree in English Literature and loves to blend the classic with the contemporary in his writing. His early wor
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Sailing on the Tides of Burning Sand – eBook

Ghosts. Monsters. Harry Houdini Meets Charles Dickens in Outer Space.

A man and woman, apparent strangers, sail over a surreal desert landscape on their way to a dangerous and uncertain destiny.
Tiny predators who live in the wall and feed on memories prove without a doubt that you are what you read.
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“Name a song. Any song at all."
She thought for a moment and said, "'Claire de Lune.'"
I placed my hands on the keyboard. I closed my eyes and tilted my head back and struck a key, sounding a single note. "There you go. Gimme another one. I can play the first note of anything. As long as I get to choose the key it's in.”
Michael Darling, Got Luck

“The Robaccio Restaurant was one of those places that sounded like a nice Italian trattoria--and it was. The funny thing about the place was the name: a blend of two Italian words. The word "robaccia" meant "trash" in Italian and "bacio" was "kiss." Putting the two words together was like naming a British pub the Rubbish Smooch, which someone in London really needs to do.”
Michael Darling, Got Luck

“From Got Luck --
"Tell me why we’re doing this again?” Erin asked.
“Remember what we learned from Return of the Jedi?”
“No. What?”
“We learned you can be the most powerful sorcerer in the galaxy but if someone grabs you and throws you down an energy shaft, you die like everybody else.”
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“From Got Luck --
"Tell me why we’re doing this again?” Erin asked.
“Remember what we learned from Return of the Jedi?”
“No. What?”
“We learned you can be the most powerful sorcerer in the galaxy but if someone grabs you and throws you down an energy shaft, you die like everybody else.”
Michael Darling

“I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.”
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“Name a song. Any song at all."
She thought for a moment and said, "'Claire de Lune.'"
I placed my hands on the keyboard. I closed my eyes and tilted my head back and struck a key, sounding a single note. "There you go. Gimme another one. I can play the first note of anything. As long as I get to choose the key it's in.”
Michael Darling, Got Luck

“The Robaccio Restaurant was one of those places that sounded like a nice Italian trattoria--and it was. The funny thing about the place was the name: a blend of two Italian words. The word "robaccia" meant "trash" in Italian and "bacio" was "kiss." Putting the two words together was like naming a British pub the Rubbish Smooch, which someone in London really needs to do.”
Michael Darling, Got Luck

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