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Michael G. Williams

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Michael G. Williams writes queer-themed science fiction, urban fantasy, and horror celebrating monsters, macabre humor, and subverted expectations. He’s the author of three series for Falstaff Books: the award-winning vampire/urban fantasy series The Withrow Chronicles; a new urban fantasy series featuring real estate, time travel, and San Francisco’s most beloved historical figures, SERVANT/SOVEREIGN; and the science fiction noir A Fall in Autumn, winner of the 2020 Manly Wade Wellman Award.

Michael is an avid podcaster, activist, and gaymer, and is a brother in St. Anthony Hall and Mu Beta Psi. He lives in Durham, NC, with his husband, a variety of animals, and more and better friends than he probably deserves.

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Michael G. Williams Thank you for reviewing it! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! To answer your questions:

1) Yes, The Withrow Chronicles are vampire novels. Each one mashed up…more
Thank you for reviewing it! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! To answer your questions:

1) Yes, The Withrow Chronicles are vampire novels. Each one mashed up vampires with some other genre, too, to keep things fresh. I really love Withrow, and the fifth and final-ish book in the series is coming out VERY soon, so now is an excellent time to dive in.

2) I am sorry to hear about that, especially the unexpectedly increased price. It sounds to me like they may have ordered it from Amazon and then added a markup. You should be able to order any of my novels from any bookseller who can get books from Ingram’s. Ask at the store if Ingram’s is your me of their distributors and if so you should be good to go. They’re also all available through Amazon of course, but I really appreciate your support of local bookstores and encourage you to order them from one that can get them!(less)
Michael G. Williams I'm currently working on two short stories for anthologies and the fourth novel of The Withrow Chronicles, titled ATTEMPTED IMMORTALITY.…moreI'm currently working on two short stories for anthologies and the fourth novel of The Withrow Chronicles, titled ATTEMPTED IMMORTALITY.(less)
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