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Michael E. Henderson

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I am a published author living in beautiful Procida, Italy, with my wonderful wife, Karen. In previous lives I practiced law in Maryland and served in the US Navy aboard a nuclear submarine. My novels are usually in the genres of dark fiction, horror, and science fiction, all with a literary bent.

All of my books are available through Kindle Unlimited, so go have a read.

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Michael E. Henderson Thanks for your question, Rachel.

My book "The Ghost of Caroline Wald" is a coming of age story about a boy just out of high school. Although I think…more
Thanks for your question, Rachel.

My book "The Ghost of Caroline Wald" is a coming of age story about a boy just out of high school. Although I think the book would appeal to all ages, it should particularly appeal to people between about 16 and 20 who enjoy ghost stories.

"A Beast in Venice," on the other hand, is an adult story not intended for children. The characters are older, and the subject more mature, in that they are things probably of more interest to people over 40, such as the fear of death (a subject that has not occurred to a 20-something). There is cussing and violence that makes it inappropriate for anyone under 18.

Both of these books should appeal to fans of Stephen King. The stories are dark, and I try to keep the writing to a high standard.(less)
Michael E. Henderson Some people will tell you there's no such thing as writer's block, particularly if you've planned your novel from beginning to end.

I can't plan the…more
Some people will tell you there's no such thing as writer's block, particularly if you've planned your novel from beginning to end.

I can't plan the whole novel. So, for me, writer's block is not knowing what will happen next.

Sometimes you can get an idea by taking a walk, or reading something else, or watching a movie, or whatever.

The best way, though, is probably to just write through it. Brainstorm.

Or maybe you write around it. I may not know what the next step is, but I know what happens after that. Maybe I'll just move on.

But there's no silver bullet.(less)
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A Beast in Venice

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Self-Portrait of a Dying Man

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The Ghost of Caroline Wald

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A Plague in Venice

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One star I read a book review today from a site that reviews books for self-published authors for a fee, the lowest of which is $97. For this fee, the author got one star (out of four) review for his book. Why? Because the book, although it may have a decent story, was riddled with typos, word usage, grammatical, and punctuation errors. This author is what’s wrong with self-publishing, and...

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Self Portrait of a Dying Man (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Margold James, a 50-something lawyer, is visited by the Angel of Death and told he has six months to live. He doesn't believe it at first, but after seeing Death in other locations, he decides that he will leave each member of his family a portrait of himself. He goes through a number of trials and ordeals, and finally returns to meet his fate, whatever it might be.
A Beast in Venice (Horror)
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Description: A former lawyer, now painter living in Venice, meets the vampire culture in Venice. He is converted to a vampire (shroud eater) and likes that he will live for ever. But the price is heavy. This is not your kid's vampire story.
The Ghost of Caroline Wald (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Frankie Johns, a newly minted 18-year-old, meets the ghost of a girl and begins a journey of grave robbing, conflict, danger, and self discovery. Poignant, funny, literary and scary. A wonderful read.

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“Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late. (Justice Frankfurter)”
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Michael Henderson Thanks, Chad.


message 4: by Dale

Dale Thele Michael, thank you for the Goodreads connect.
Wishing you the very best in 2014!

Chad


Jonathan Sturak Thanks for the add! You have a great website!


message 2: by Aloha

Aloha Hi, Michael. Thank you for the friend invite. That picture of the stone sculpture in your blog looks amazingly like you. LOL I'm looking forward to seeing you around. Good luck with your writing.


VampireNovelFan Thank you for the friendvite, Michael. Goodluck with your work!

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