What Lies Within “There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.”—Ambrose Bierce A tortured past can shape a soul, that soul can shape the future. The system failed Tyler McDermitt. Now, he and his brother have vowed to protect misfortunate youth from a similar fate—or at least make those responsible, …
September 28, 2018 RobertSmithThrillers has expanded to a new site: Patreon. Patreon is a fantastic platform that allows writers, bloggers, and various artists to share their work with fans and public. The site helps to promote interest and support for a creator's work. I look forward to regularly writing new material and sharing it with …
What Lies Within recieved a fantastic review from The RedheadedBookLover! "As What Lies Within is a truly sensational, gripping story I have no choice but to award this gripping tale a majestic Five Stars! If you are a reader, who is looking for the next best crime/serial killer story that this is the one for …
After writing my first book, I spent many hours learning about publishing. The new world of e-publishing offers so many options. Since I enjoy visual arts, putting together a cover was a fun exercise. Learning how to format my manuscript for the many available options wasn't too difficult. Before too long, my book was available …
Great Lakes Horror Company will be publishing my short story, Garlic Steamed Mussels in the second volume of their anthology, Group Hex. I'm excited to have my story included in a publication with so many great horror writers. Watch for my new psychological thriller short this fall — in Group Hex II (FALL 2017)
I have some exciting updates! I completed What Lies Within, edited it, edited it, edited it (mowed, mulched, and raked), and then ran it through some beta-readers. It's ready 🙂 Last month I signed with an agent who I had been talking with for a while. It's a fantastic agency based in the U.K. and …
New Agent (Sarah Nagal, Writers House) is building a client list and is actively accepting submissions.
Sarah Nagel joined Writers House in 2011 to work with Senior Vice President, Merrilee Heifetz and is now actively building her own client list. She is interested in psychological thrillers (those that mess with your head rather than high speed cross-country chases), horror, mystery, suspense and literary fiction. Sarah is especially interested in strong character-driven fiction and stories that explore the dynamics of a dysfunctional family unit / relationships.
She also represents realistic Young Adult and Middle Grade with a hint of magical realism. On the nonfiction side, Sarah is interested in medical ethics, true crime, humor books and memoir with a distinctive narrative voice with a universal resonance. Sarah is not looking for straight sci-fi, high fantasy, romance or picture books.
Prior to joining Writers House, Sarah was a media lawyer in London and graduated with two separate degrees in English Language and Literature, and Law. You can follow…
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Thank you so much Susan!
What is your latest release and what genre is it?Society for Supper
(Fiction – Action/Adventure, Thriller)
Quick description: Wide spread drought has gripped the planet and devastated food supplies around the world. Riots have started breaking out as chaos is tearing away at the fabric of society. Ben Donnelly, a former special weapons and tactics officer with the Boston police force, is in the fight of his life, trying to protect his family from the storm of inhumanity.
Society for Supper follows the Donnellys in their struggle to survive in the aftermath of the global food shortage and ultimately the collapse of society. The life they know is ripped away. They learn all too quickly, how we are all part of a precariously balanced community and when the balance is lost – society is devoured by the chaos of desperation.
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Excellent post Michael, thank you for sharing. I’m going to try and spread it a little further.
All the best!
This is a response to my earlier post called Why Your Query Letter is Making Agents and Editors Cringe. I’m so meta, right?
Writing a query letter is an art, they say. What they really mean is that it’s really gosh-darn hard. It seems that everyone and their sister thinks they can write a query letter, but out in the real world, it fails. Miserably.
That’s what happened to me. I thought writing a query letter was easy. I composed one in a couple hours and unleashed it onto the world. Little did I know, it was crap and yielded no return. It wasn’t until I joined the Absolute Write and participated in their forum that I was able to learn how to write a query letter properly.
Now, I shall bestow my knowledge upon you.
Step One: Write a Manuscript
A given, right? Wrong. I am a big advocate that writers complete…
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