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  • The Latest News in Short Stories

    Posted on April 2, 2018

    The Hunger Arrives in April Preparing to take a big bite out of your spare time, The Hunger is set for publication this month! This anthology features Michael’s short story “Feasty-Feast” as the anchor story, presented as the finale to this delicious collection of fright-filled fiction. When a brain-eating parasite makes a desperate decision, it quickly becomes clear that you are what you read. This story will have you thinking

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  • Nine Reasons I Enjoyed FanX

    Posted on March 19, 2017

    Where Authors Meet Fans – and Authors The Spring Comic Con Convention in Salt Lake City is called “FanX,” which is short for “Fan eXperience.” The organizers limit attendance to about 55,000 fans, which is a far smaller group than the Autumn Comic Con, which is reportedly the second-largest convention of its kind in the United States. I have attended FanX previously, but I’ve usually been manning the Future House

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  • Beginning Luck – 2016 In Review

    Posted on January 6, 2017

    The Year of Beginning Luck There’s a bit of advice, both brutal and poignant, called “fake it ‘til you make it.” On the one hand, I understand I should be writing stuff regularly for the blog and the newsletter and providing interesting things for fans to follow because it helps keep me “top of mind.” But, for cryin’ out loud, I only have one novel and half-a-dozen short stories to

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  • Anthologies and Illustrations

    Posted on October 19, 2016

    Short story number six is about to be released in the anthology Fantastic Worlds from Future House Publishing. Titled “Lucky Day,” the story features a character from Got Luck and the events of the story run parallel to the first chapter of that novel. While it is a stand-alone story, there are some fun bits that readers of the novel will especially appreciate and there are a few hints to other

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  • Writer’s Group Presentation

    Posted on September 23, 2016

    “Top Ten Clichés, Mistakes, and Shortcuts to Make You a Better Writer!” It’s very difficult to speak literally tongue-in-cheek but it’s not too hard to get some laughs while sharing some good advice disguised as extremely bad advice. I know that when I got back into writing, I tripped myself up with a lot of basic mistakes but there are some solid, basic fixes for those mistakes as well. Rather than present a list

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