In Case You Missed It - Monday Rehash

Monday was a pretty active day all around, so it seemed like a good time to recap. For those of you who missed yesterday's updates, here's what's happened:

  • J.S. Collyer, whose fantastic debut lands Aug. 16, guest-posted. If you missed it yesterday, you really should check it out! And, when I say her debut is fantastic, I'm not just blowing smoke. I completely fell for the world she crafted in Zero and think she's a terrific talent. If you haven't already, go preorder her book through IndieGoGo and help ensure that Dagda Publishing keeps releasing more authors like her.
  • Lucas Bale, author of The Heretic, out now, interviewed me for his site. He also wrote a great intro that quickly went to my head, saying "Michael's writing style reminds me of James Ellroy and Elmore Leonard - crisp, neat and slick and more often associated with US crime fiction written by Robert Crais." HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS! Never in a million years would I have thought to have my name pop up alongside Ellroy, Leonard, and Crais (or, at least, not in a positive way!). All three were definitely influential in shaping the more noir-ish aspects of Convergence, and I'm a huge, huge, huge fan of each of those authors. Wow. Just wow.
  • Although this interview by Jim Cogan actually went live two weeks ago, I think it bears highlighting again. Didn't happen yesterday, but whatever. It's my blog, and I liked Jim's interview, too. Go check it out!
  • And last, but in no way least, is my 99-cent sale on Convergence. It's still running, but time is evaporating quickly. After July 19, I'll be resetting the price back up to its regular $3.99, so I'd encourage you all to go grab a copy ASAP! It's a nifty sci-fi thriller that readers seem to be digging quite a bit. If you don't have a Kindle, don't worry - it's only $0.99 on Nook and Kobo, too!

[UPDATE - the awesome folks at Indie Author Land picked up news of the sale and has Convergence currently featured at the top of their site. I'm pretty stoked by this and am happy that my book has garnered some positive attention from this sale. Go check out Indie Author Land ASAP!]

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Michael Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.


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