C. Michael Lorion

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C. Michael Lorion's debut novel, Scars, the first entry in the Totem series, was released in the Kindle Store on April 8, 2014. A former librarian, automotive parts clerk, and high school math teacher, C. Michael Lorion left his full-time reaching position a few years ago to pursue a lifelong goal of writing a novel and attaining a writing career.

He now lives in a small central Massachusetts town, is married, and has seven children.

And now, a word from C. Michael Lorion himself:

Hey, how you doin'? Hope you're reading something good, something that has sucked you into the story so much that the dishes are piling up, the children are going hungry, and your significant other is now jealous of the time you're spending with that book.

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Scars (Totem, #1)

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Hey, everyone. I need your help. If you've read my novel, Totem (Book 1: Scars), could you please tell me what, if any, other books it reminds you of? It could be a standalone or a series. It would help me tremendously to see what other works people compare Totem to. Thanks!
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It had been a long time, too long, since I'd read a book by one of my favorite authors, Mr. McCammon. When I learned a few months ago that he was coming out with a new book, [image] , I marked the date on my calendar for the book's release. I finall ...more
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message 7: by C. (last edited May 28, 2014 02:56PM)

C. Lorion Nancy, I see that we both gave King's The Dead Zone five stars. I read that back in the early 80s when I was in junior high, reread it last year, and I think it's one of King's most mature works. Back when I read it the first time it instantly became one of my favorite stories. I think I even cried at the end, and I was in junior high! Love that book.


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C. Lorion Nancy wrote: "Thanks for adding me! I finished Scars and will be posting a review shortly."

You're welcome, and thanks for reading my book!


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Nancy Thanks for adding me! I finished Scars and will be posting a review shortly.


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C. Lorion Rachel ~ SnapDragoness wrote: "Thanks for the add!

Yep, love King but Bag of Bones isn't a favorite of mine. : /"


Nor is it of mine. I really wanted to like it more than I did. I had been looking forward to reading it for a number of years, then I did, and was let down. Oh well. He can't hit the mark every time for me.


Rachel Annie Thanks for the add!

Yep, love King but Bag of Bones isn't a favorite of mine. : /


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C. Lorion Dizzybea wrote: "Thanks for the add! Looking forward to reading Totem. Every time I read the blurb I get the Wachusett Mountain theme song in my head!"

Ha! That's funny. Do you live in Massachusetts?


Dizzybea Thanks for the add! Looking forward to reading Totem. Every time I read the blurb I get the Wachusett Mountain theme song in my head!


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