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Michael K. Foster

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Plymouth, The United Kingdom

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Michael has been writing crime thriller novels since 2006, all of them based in and around the North East of England. His debut, The Wharf Butcher, was released in 2015 and offers a unique insight into this rugged landscape. Its sequel, Satan’s Beckoning; also features the hard-hitting DCI Jack Mason and local criminal profiler David Carlisle. The third book in the series, The Suitcase Man, is scheduled for release 21st May 2018.

Michael was born in Plymouth, England. After ten years’ service in the British Army, he moved up to Newcastle where he gained his Master’s Degree. A former Magistrate, he is married with two children and lives near Durham.

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Michael K. Foster It might not work for you, but it certainly works for me, is the process of observing things of everyday life and writing your ideas down. Yes, I keep…moreIt might not work for you, but it certainly works for me, is the process of observing things of everyday life and writing your ideas down. Yes, I keep copious notes, I need to, I’m the sort of guy who wishes my glasses had a dialing number to them.

The truth is, I never know what’s going to happen in my books. I don’t start at the beginning, neither do I work at the ending as many authors do. I work on an idea and expand on it never knowing where it’s going to take me. I call it my sculpturing process – just as a sculptor adds more clay or chips away at the subject matter. So if I ever do get writers block, I take a walk and think about another chapter!. (less)
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A big thank you to all who have joined since my last update, it’s lovely to meet up with you.

As usual, at this time of the year, I’m rushing around trying to get things ready for my publishers. When it comes to meeting deadlines, I’m hopeless at doing this.
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