Michael Diack

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January 24, 1986

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Welcome to my author page. My debut novel, 'The Super Spud Trilogy', was released in April 2012. It's about magical crisp packets with personalities determined by their flavouring - a little quirky and very satirical.

I enjoy sailing, fantasy football, skiing,table tennis, squash and playing computer/board games with my friend - especially Risk and Catan.

I studied geology at Manchester University, as I always wanted to be a volcanologist like Pierce Brosnan in Dante's Peak. But I'm currently working in Denmark.

In July 2013 I released 'Shadows in the Sand', the first part of my fantasy series Empyria and I concluded it with part 2, 'The Light and The Glass' later in the year.

In January 2015, I released 'The Secret Lives of Bicycles' - a c
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“Our friend Chewy doesn’t speak much, but he chews a lot of tobacco so we call him Chewbacco.”
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“I’d like that, too, in the future. I won’t resist, if you take me away," said Faria.”
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“Bear with me G-Harrison because this is going to be a long speech. I’ve always had this feeling that the world is not enough and I won’t be happy in life unless I hold hands with a girl who has a golden eye and a gold finger; I beat the living daylights out a guy called Dr No; I get a postcard from my friend who lives in Russia which reads ‘From Russia with love’; I spend some time working for her majesty’s secret service; I play the Thunderball Super Spud lottery; I meet a guy called Moonraker; I finally get a licence to kill, which I applied for months ago; I buy a house with a view to kill for and I get a pet octopus called Octopussy. If only I lived twice and tomorrow never died, maybe then I would get a chance to fulfil my dreams.”
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“Our friend Chewy doesn’t speak much, but he chews a lot of tobacco so we call him Chewbacco.”
Michael Diack, The Super Spud Trilogy

“Bear with me G-Harrison because this is going to be a long speech. I’ve always had this feeling that the world is not enough and I won’t be happy in life unless I hold hands with a girl who has a golden eye and a gold finger; I beat the living daylights out a guy called Dr No; I get a postcard from my friend who lives in Russia which reads ‘From Russia with love’; I spend some time working for her majesty’s secret service; I play the Thunderball Super Spud lottery; I meet a guy called Moonraker; I finally get a licence to kill, which I applied for months ago; I buy a house with a view to kill for and I get a pet octopus called Octopussy. If only I lived twice and tomorrow never died, maybe then I would get a chance to fulfil my dreams.”
Michael Diack, The Super Spud Trilogy

“Foolish potato, talking to her like that won’t work. You’ve got to be mean and show off your foil-wrapped rigidity.”
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“Nonsense, this is my home and I must defend it. It’s time for Santa to get serious.”
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message 31: by Michael

Michael Murphy Michael, thanks for connecting on Goodreads. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Hope you'll consider adding my new Prohibition-era mystery, The Yankee Club, to your to read list. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


Joanna Marie Another option is I can buy pre-loved books online from some friends who sell their stuff or I'll just buy new ones at the usual bookstore. :))


Joanna Marie Haha, yeah pretty cool though I'm more focused on the video marketing part lately. Well we only have 1 decent used bookstore nearby..so it's either I go there or borrow at the school library but nothing more. :(


Chris- Bookaddict Hi Michael, thanks for the friend invite :)


Joanna Marie Pleasure to be here. Thanks for adding me, Michael! :)


message 26: by Alshia

Alshia Moyez Happy Holidays, Michael!


★Moonrise Books Hi Michael! Thanks for accepting my friend request. :-)


message 24: by Beth

Beth Michele Thanks for the invite Michael!


message 23: by Alshia

Alshia Moyez Michael wrote: "Well, salt and vinegar are arrogant. They know they are the most popular flavour in real life, so become all cocky with the other crisp packets.

Steak and spinach (there are unconventional flavo..."

Salt and vinegar are "arrogant"? Ha ha ha ha! You are really too funny, you know it? Oh wow...hmm. And I had no idea "steak & spinach" chips/crisps existed! Wow, what do THAT taste like? PRAWN? MENTHOL MINTS? SMOKEY BACON? Hee hee. But I guess you had the same reaction to "sour cream & cheddar" as I had to "steak & spinach", huh? Ha ha.

The crisp personalities you came up with are very interesting. Mine are "sour & cheesy"? Awww. They taste so good though! Ha ha. I hope they WILL be in the sequel. I don't need credit; those crisps are "public domain". You would've stumbled upon them anyway at the store. ha ha. I am really hungry now:/


message 22: by Alshia

Alshia Moyez Sorry for the late response! Yep, love a bit of Bret Easton Ellis, but I also see you like Koji Suzuki! In my opinion, the Ring/Spiral/Loop trilogy is one of the best trilogies and the twist..."

Hi there! I've just seen your comment for some reason. weird. Ha ha. But listen, I meant it when I said I really REALLY like how creative your book ideas are in regards to the crisps. That's one of the most creative concepts I've seen. I got a good laugh just from the concept! Personally, I like "sour cream & cheddar" so Idk what type of personality those have. Ha ha ha!

(note: I just replied but I guess the comment vanished. Idk. So I'm re-posting this).


message 21: by Alshia

Alshia Moyez " It's about magical crisp packets with personalities determined by their flavouring."

Ha ha! I really like this! It's really creative!Hmm....very, very creative...


message 20: by Susie

Susie Sexton thanks for the add!


message 19: by Alshia

Alshia Moyez Thank you for your friendship, Mike. Hey, we both like Bret Easton Ellis! It's a good thing.


Felicity Brandon Thanks for the friendship invite!


message 17: by Liz (last edited May 26, 2013 03:36PM)

Liz Thank you for the friend request! Happy reading and writing! :)


message 16: by J.C.

J.C. Thanks for the friend request!

all the best,

-J.C. H.


Yelania Nightwalker Hi, Michael, thanks for the friend invite! Just saw your book and sounds really funny ;D

Greetings from Mexico


Caroline Thank U for the friend request :P


message 13: by Taznim

Taznim Hi Michael,
Thanks for the add!!!


message 12: by Robert

Robert Thanks for the friend request, Michael.


message 11: by Sarah

Sarah Hiya Michael!

Thank you for the friend request. I see you're not too far from me- I'm in Cheshire ;) lol

All the best,
Sezzy


message 10: by Tamara

Tamara Rose Blodgett Hey Michael! Good luck with your writing and thanks for your friendship :)


Sophia Thank you for the friend request, Michael!


message 8: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Michael, thank you for the friend request! (=


Rebecca Hi Michael: green slopes only for me as well: once went on a blue and nearly managed to kill myself.

And Dante's Peak is highly underrated!


Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Michael.


message 5: by Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥ (last edited Jan 13, 2013 01:09PM)

Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥ Thanks for adding me, Michael! Nice to meet you!

Yeap, Gandalf would be a perfect choice for a world Leader. He did unite the Middle-Earth, so why not just plain Earth too?? LOL!


KaSonndra Leigh Thanks so much for the add, Michael. Have a most fabulous day!

KaSonndra


Cecilia Robert Hi Michael,

Thank you for adding me. :)

Cecilia


message 2: by Kevis

Kevis Hendrickson Thanks for the add, Michael.


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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