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Michael A. McLellan

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Michael’s love of books began with Beverly Cleary’s The Mouse and the Motorcycle when he was seven-years-old. Later influenced by the works of John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Stephen King, James Baldwin, and Cormac McCarthy, Michael developed his style of storytelling. He draws on his experiences and observations to bring relevant and compelling topics to life.
To date, Michael has published four novels, including In the Shadow of the Hanging Tree and Return Addresses.


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“I should have" is one of the most tragic phrases in the English language. Live while you can.”
Michael A. McLellan

“Break the rules; there are no boundaries.
Conformity strangles the spirit.”
Michael A. McLellan

“You go to hell!” the old man spat. “Yes yes, if such a place exists, I will surely go there someday.”
Michael A. McLellan, After and Again

“...I think that the past is all that makes the present coherent, and further, that the past will remain horrible for exactly as long as we refuse to assess it honestly.”
James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son

“A sickness known as hate; not a virus, not a microbe, not a germ - but a sickness nonetheless, highly contagious, deadly in its effects. Don't look for it in the Twilight Zone - look for it in a mirror. Look for it before the light goes out altogether.”
Rod Serling

“I was hostile to the white man…We preferred hunting to a life of idleness on our reservations. At times we did not get enough to eat and we were not allowed to hunt. All we wanted was peace and to be let alone. Soldiers came…in the winter..and destroyed our villages. Then Long Hair (Custer) came…They said we massacred him, but he would have done the same to us. Our first impulse was to escape…but we were so hemmed in we had to fight. After that I lived in peace, but the government would not let me alone. I was not allowed to remain quiet. I was tired of fighting…They tried to confine me..and a soldier ran his bayonet into me. I have spoken.”
Crazy Horse - Sioux Chief

“...the worst aspect of our time is prejudice... In almost everything I've written, there is a thread of this - man's seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself.”
Rod Serling

“Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.”
Daphne Du Maurier, Rebecca

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Michael McLellan Lol. Thanks Graeme. My better half insisted that I ditch the sunglasses.


Graeme Rodaughan Nice photo update. Looking relaxed.


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