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CHAPTER ONE of MORNING SONG

Morning Song is probably my favorite of all my books to date. I think, because I learned so much writing it. It required extensive research on different topics, for example, the day to day life of a war correspondent as well as best ways to help the healing of a victim of sexual abuse, especially …

WHEN LOVE HAS WINGS…AND WHEN NO CAGE CAN HOLD YOU

“If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.”   Harriet Tubman   Chapter One Innocence Lost     Two boys walked down a street in Summerford, Maine …

THE LIFE OF AN AUTHOR: More To It Than You Might Think

In the winter of 2013 I began to write. Being home most of the time, I needed an outlet, preferably creative. I remembered a few years back when, as a practicing psychic, I had put my shingle out on one of the idyllic islands off the coast of B.C.  I offered holographic, past life readings …

FIRST LOVE GROWS OUT OF DISASTER

Think the slave trade stopped with the Civil War? Petra knows better. Petra, a beautiful Hispanic girl, just finished a snack with her friend at the Pizza Parlor. When the companions separated, Petra headed home to finish her homework. When she was about to cross the street, powerful hands grabbed, shot her with a taser, …

EXCERPT FROM MY NEW NOVEL, “MORNING SONG”

FROM CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT, Kathryn at her therapist’s office: Kathryn told her, calmly and in a very detached voice, about Eric leaving. She told Heidi everything she knew about his assignment, which wasn’t much, but was more than she’d told anyone else. Heidi went silent after Kath stopped talking for a minute or two. She looked …

O BEAUTIFUL EM DASH (to be sung to the tune Olympia and with gusto)

FB often has posts about writers and what strange people we can be, how differently our brains are from more sensible folk. It’s true, I’ve noticed, that writing about paranormal fantasy romance, fairy love stories, wizards and shapeshifting, ( not to mention hot sex) tends to go along with other odd behaviors. When I started …

PAGAN FLAMES CHOSEN AS ONE OF BEST YA BOOKS OF 2015

http://michaelthal.com/pops-picks-for-2015/   Pop’s Picks for 2015 by Michael Thal / on January 07, 2016 / / posted in Animal fiction, book awards, book blogs, Book Reviews, Books, Children’s book, fantasy, Kindle books, love story, Magic, MG books, MG novels, novellas,science fiction, series books, Teen Books, Time Travel, YA Books, YA fiction, YA short stories In …

THE JOY of WRITING

Just finished the  almost-final edit of my latest novel, The Boy Scout. As I completed the last read of this very challenging book, a book about human trafficking, a book that made me cry and laugh many times through the process, and left me in a wallow of tears last night as I finished the …