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Michael Mullin

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January 01, 1968

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Michael Mullin is a native New Englander living in Pasadena. He is Founder and CEO of Gemiknight Press, which currently publishes his own work and his collaborations, but is moving toward accepting submissions. The company's flagship title is "TaleSpins," a trilogy of alternative fairy tales and retellings for YA readers. Michael is also author of "Simon," a modern-day retelling of Hamlet that won the YA Bronze Medal in the 2015 Moonbeam Book Awards. He wrote a middle-grade sci-fi/humor novel "Rocketboy: The Return of Dr. Megaton," and he is the co-author of several titles in the successful "Larry Gets Lost" children's book series. Before all this writing, he taught preschool and college, two positions he found disconcertingly similar.

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Michael Mullin Besides all the money I'm showered with (just kidding), it would have to be the positive feedback from readers. Sounds almost cliché, but to get a…moreBesides all the money I'm showered with (just kidding), it would have to be the positive feedback from readers. Sounds almost cliché, but to get a total stranger to read something you've written is not easy. When that person not only enjoys it but raves about it, that is really something. I also like balancing the creative and business side of things. That's NOT cliché, as most writers hate that. (less)
Michael Mullin I'd love to say "I write because I can't NOT write," but I'm actually quite good at NOT writing. (Practice makes perfect.) That said, I am inspired by…moreI'd love to say "I write because I can't NOT write," but I'm actually quite good at NOT writing. (Practice makes perfect.) That said, I am inspired by certain parts of the process: the discoveries and the creation of characters. I'm also inspired by the idea of a legacy, contributing something to society that outlives me. On the practical side, nothing inspires like a deadline that's not made up by me. For example, I want to have my new novel out by the LA Times Festival of Books in mid April. That's very inspiring. (less)
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Hello Michael,
It's such a pleasure having you for a friend here at Goodreads. I look forward to reading your work! Thank you so much and best wishes to you.
My warmest regards,
CJ

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Jan Moran Hi Michael:
Great meeting you here and on twitter! Love, love, love your books!
Best,
Jan Moran


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