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Michael Mullin

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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. ...more

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Paul Giamatti Narrates TaleSpins

Hello all! Hope you and yours are doing well.

Just a quick note to announce my brand new audiobook release! 3 Twisted fairytale retellings read by Paul Giamatti.

Video trailer with buy links here:

https://youtu.be/HPBOkPgTDzg

Enjoy!!!!

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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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