My Inaugural Post!

I’m still building the site, but thought I’d take a crack at my first post. Look, Ma, I’m blogging!

The impetus for starting this website is the imminent release of my first novel, Crashing Eden. For me there are few satisfactions in life that compare to publishing a book. And though the release of each of my books has been exciting, publishing a novel is the ultimate thrill.

What makes a novel so special? Well, as anyone who has managed to complete one can attest, there is probably no other literary feat that is quite so difficult, nor so gratifying. Writing this novel has tested me to the limit on every level: artistically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. To be able to share what I’ve created with others is truly exhilarating.

And terrifying.

What if readers hate it? A novel is so personal, it’s as if you’re exposing your deepest, darkest self for all to see. How humiliating! Damn, is it too late to release the thing under a pen name?

Ah, well. Courage!

Now, the other reason that Crashing Eden is particularly close to my heart is that it’s written primarily for and about teenagers. As everyone knows, adolescence can be a time of great confusion and upheaval. Mine certainly was. To write this book I was forced to revisit those years, which proved painful and disturbing, but ultimately healing. It’s my hope that this story will not only entertain, but also provide some degree of solace to the teenager in us all.


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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. inluvwithwords
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 12:47:02

    Hello, Michael and welcome to the blogosphere! I’m intrigued by your books. Wishing you all the best with Crashing Eden =)


  2. Mirka Breen
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 13:14:04

    Welcome to this part of the world, Michael. Remember to enjoy it between anxiety attacks 🙂


  3. JLD
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 23:33:16

    Welcome to blogging! Sometimes it is cathartic and sometimes it is a chore, but it’s never boring! Good luck with Crashing Eden. Can’t wait to see your deepest, darkest self! 🙂



  4. Penny Estelle
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 12:40:53

    Nice – Nice – Nice! What a great first post. Your book sounds good and I wish you all kinds of success with it.


  5. Leslie
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 16:54:33

    Lovely design, great voice, and terrific news about the book!


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