Immensely Entertaining Author and Award-winning Speaker
Michael grew up in a world of stories and imagination; a world of Star Wars, Star Trek, Buck Rogers, Battlestar Galactica, Judy Blume, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and Lord of the Rings. The world invited imagination and the Midwest U.S. served as fertile ground to explore and pretend. Michael never let go of this part of his childhood and now, The Immense Center is coming to life.
Michael's personal, humorous and thought-provoking style shines through in the deeply personal, yet immensely entertaining story inThe Immense Center. Michael spins an imaginative tale with remarkable candor and heart.
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You may recall several months ago that I interviewed the novelist, Maggie James. Well, the tables have turned and she has interviewed me. Go read her post and subscribe to her blog while you’re at it. http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blog
WARNING: Major Force Awakens Spoilers. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, bookmark this for later. I saw the first Star Wars shortly before I turned 3. I grew up playing with Star Wars action figures and toys. I wanted to be Luke Skywalker when I was a kid. It’s pretty safe to say, I’m[…]
I’m so excited. The Discarded Voice Press has the book set up on Amazon for pre-order. The book will go on sale Dec 20 and ship to pre-order customers first. It’s been a grueling few months taking care of the multiple edits and proofreading, the typesetting and cover design, the marketing plan, the social network[…]
I had the pleasure and honor to be a part of Tazmin Ivey’s podcast, Built For More. Speaking with Tazmin turned out to be having a chat with a friend. It’s amazing the kinds of people you can connect with from around the world these days. We talked about storytelling and the unfortunate beginnings I[…]
A few weeks ago, I had the honor and privilege to be a part of Emmanuel Wolfe’s podcast. It was a blast to have a meaningful conversation with him. We talked about the power of story and the need for people to find ways to tell their story in ways that help them grow. Go[…]
Yes, there is profanity in my book. No, I’m not going to remove it or release an edited version. First, let’s explore why there’s profanity in my book. The book is supposed to be an honest reflection of me, my personality and the things I’m wrestling with. Yes, I swear, and for good reason. Further,[…]
Looking at the stats, adult non-fiction outsells adult fiction more than 2-to-1. Why? Well, my motivation for asking is obviously self-serving, but it’s also just a curiosity. Do you read fiction? If you listen to Tim Ferriss, he says you shouldn’t be reading a lot of non-fiction and that you should be reading fiction before[…]
The Immense Center is back from the editor. Now, the huge task of integrating the editor’s changes looms before me. This means that every moment of free time is dedicated to integrating these changes. It also means that I will be light on blog posts in the coming weeks. But, I have a question for[…]
In my online travels, I’ve met some interesting and intriguing people. I want to introduce you to a fellow author, Maggie James. Maggie is a British author who lives in Bristol, UK. She writes psychological suspense novels. Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practicing as a[…]