Mike Meyer

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October 03

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Michael Meyer is the author of mysteries, thrillers, humorous fiction, and non-fiction: Love and romance, laughter and tears, thrills and fears.

He has resided in and has visited many places in the world, all of which have contributed in some way to his own published writing. He has literally traveled throughout the world, on numerous occasions. He has lived in Finland, Germany, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He gained the wanderlust to see the world, to experience other cultures, at an early age, and this desire has never left him. If anything, it has only gained in intensity as he has aged.

Among the many unique things that have happened to him in his world travels, he has walked the streets of Istanbul with a detectiv
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Mike Meyer Write, write, and write. A writer is a person who writes. It is that simple, but be sure to enjoy yourself as you do so. Make it a pleasurable thing, …moreWrite, write, and write. A writer is a person who writes. It is that simple, but be sure to enjoy yourself as you do so. Make it a pleasurable thing, not drudgery, for life is way too short as it is.
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Mike Meyer Writing is a lonely avocation, just my trusty computer at my side, as I work hard to create people, places, and plots that other people might enjoy re…moreWriting is a lonely avocation, just my trusty computer at my side, as I work hard to create people, places, and plots that other people might enjoy reading. Marketing one’s own writing is an extremely lonely business. Unlike having a traditional publisher and all of its clout behind me, I have only myself, and I am a writer, not a salesperson. I find it difficult to toot my own horn, though I know that it is essential in order to get word of the very existence of my work out to the reading public. So what keeps me going? What inspires me to write? The writing, of course, gives me a lot of enjoyment. I am actually like a reader as I write. I never quite know how things will turn out in the end, not only of the book itself, but also in specific scenes. I thoroughly enjoy working with words, stringing them together in a creative way. Language has always fascinated me. Can you goose a goose? Does a house burn up or burn down? If you are going to come visit me, are you coming or going? Why would you want to swipe your card at a cash register if you already own the card? There is a huge difference between snap to and snap at. The list can go on and on. I love to play with words as I write, and this can be seen in COVERT DREAMS.
Marketing my own work, however, is a completely different ballgame. I am a good writer, but I lack a lot in the area of salesmanship. I do seek out as many reviewers, interviewers, and bloggers as I can, and I am very thankful for all of these people, but every hour I spend tooting my own horn could be spent creating, my real forte. So what keeps me plugging away at telling others about my work, you might ask? The answer is found in the wonderful reactions that readers have to my work. Their excitement serves to push me forward. I like people, and it makes me happy to see that they, in turn, like what I have created. Here are a few random lines from posted reviews of COVERT DREAMS on my Amazon author’s site as examples of what I mean:
“This story will not disappoint as it sucks you right into these lives from page one and doesn't let go until the last page is turned.”
“If you enjoy psychological thrillers and exotic locales, this is the book for you.”
“This is the best book, bar none, that I've read in an eon. It grabbed me by the collar and wouldn't let me go…. I felt I was in the hands of a master.”
“[COVERT DREAMS] was like I was reading Robert Ludlum and the Bourne series.”
“I'm looking forward to reading more from this wordsmith! Michael Meyer is a born storyteller!”
“Covert Dreams is ‘I got captured’-reading, as opposed to ‘escape’-reading.”
I think you can see what I mean. It is pretty heady stuff, the type of thing that helps me keep the faith.
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Healing memoir goes viral on Amazon.com

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE, Riverside, California, April 17, 2014

The first was Coco, a blue-eyed flame point Siamese cat who loves to chase him around the house and play.

The second was Katherine, a Minnesota native with a passion for reading and a “big, beautiful smile.”

The third was Pom-Pom, a flame-point Siamese rescued during an adoption event who loves to cuddle.

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I like the way the Mike learned a life message from his 3 Kitties that was in his life. I could not quit reading this book.
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Anyone who loves cats will love this story of Coco and PomPom. It is also a story of depression and overcoming. No life is without pain, human or cats. "
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After the loss of his beloved wife Ciba to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia Mike describes his story in an honest and vivid way describing his fall into a dark tunnel of depression. Not long after the loss of his 18 year old cat, " Read more of this review »
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Mike Meyer made a comment in the group Basically Books!I was just born! topic
" Hi! I was born just yesterday, and they say that I can be yours for only 99 cents. Here's who I am:
I am an avid world traveler. I have lived in a vari
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" Hi! I was born just yesterday, and they say that I can be yours for only 99 cents. Here's who I am:
I am an avid world traveler. I have lived in a vari
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"The Three Kitties That Saved My Life

My Dad's oldest sister, Jane, always had her beloved cats. I learned that love from her. We always have at least one. This is a very touching, believable story. I had trouble putting it down!" Read more of this review »
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