State of The Blog 2015

So, despite the grandiose title, let's just consider this a bit of housekeeping. The blog is now a year old, and come February 21, I will have hit my one-year anniversary as an author. Lest I rest on my laurels, I thought I'd take this time to catch you up a few things.

Here's the basics, for those new to this site:

You can connect with me not only here, but on plenty of other sites. Take a gander and feel free to add/like/friend/etc.

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All of these links can also be found right up at the very top.

Now, onto the bookish side of things.

In addition to publishing CONVERGENCE and CONSUMPTION last year, I've also been dabbling in book reviews, so you'll find plenty of those here, and expect lots more to come. I'll be dropping a review for Tim Curran's latest horror release soon, and have plenty more titles in the queue thanks to NetGalley.

On the novel side of things, I'm prepping EMERGENCE for release and expect to have it out by the summer. This is a sequel to CONVERGENCE, and stuffed to the rafters with action, duplicity, and intrigue. I'm really happy with how it's shaping up, and can't wait to get it into reader's hands! Stay tuned for more on this one soon.

More immediately, you'll be seeing news soon on the release of an anthology, featuring an all-new short story, REVOLVER, from me. I'm hearing word of a March release for this one, and it includes fresh works from Lucas Bale, S. Elliot Brandis, Harry Manner, J.S. Collyer, Alex Roddie, S.W. Fairbrother, and Nadine Matheson. And, we have one hell of an author pegged for the foreword, but I think I'll keep that one secret for the time being.

Now, if you would like to get early access to the anthology, as well as my upcoming release, EMERGENCE, sign up for my newsletter. I promise not to spam you, and only give you periodic updates or reminders about new stuff. In exchange, you'll get free stories, and you'll get them before anyone else. I'm also planning on offering up a few freebies for subscriber's only. Join now!

Lastly, to my followers new and old, I just want to say thanks. Thank you for reading these posts, my books, tweets, ramblings, whatever. I hope you've been enjoying things, and I expect to have a fair amount of great content throughout 2015. Happy reading!

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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