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Michael Byars Lewis, author of the award winning thrillers, SURLY BONDS and VEIL OF DECEPTION, is a former AC-130U Spooky Gunship Evaluator Pilot with 18 years in Air Force Special Operations Command. A 25-year Air Force pilot, he has flown special operations combat missions in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He served as an Expeditionary Squadron Commander for AC-130U combat operations in Iraq and spent his final assignment on active duty instructing and mentoring the next generation of gunship pilots at the Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center’s schoolhouse for flight instruction, the 19th Special Operations Squadron. Michael is currently a pilot for a major U.S. airline.

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Michael Byars Lewis I've found the best way to overcome writer's block is to write. Anything. For me, I write with an outline, that helps me stay focused and pointed in…moreI've found the best way to overcome writer's block is to write. Anything. For me, I write with an outline, that helps me stay focused and pointed in the right direction. There are those moments, however, when the creativity takes over and I'll veer away from the outline. Sometimes it's a keeper, sometimes not. But you've got to give yourself the freedom to color outside the lines sometimes. When I find myself struggling in front of the keyboard not knowing where to start, I'll go back to what I wrote the day before and start the rewrite, tweak it up a bit. That almost always gets me back in the flow.(less)
Michael Byars Lewis Currently, I'm finishing the final edit of my second novel, VEIL OF DECEPTION. When I'm not working on that, I'm laying out the third novel, which…moreCurrently, I'm finishing the final edit of my second novel, VEIL OF DECEPTION. When I'm not working on that, I'm laying out the third novel, which remains unnamed at this point. I'm also laying out some novella's that will fill in some storyline between the first and second novels (although it's not required). The exact sequence of publishing remains undetermined, however. Originally, I was going straight to the novella's but I think right now, I'll push on to book three and four, then return to the novella's.(less)
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Very happy and excited to have the endorsement of James R. Hannibal! James is one of the more prominent military thriller writers today and is about to bust loose in the Middle Grade market with his upcoming title, THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE!

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