I recently put my cover art for Black Beast in an online contest. The rules have the participants blogging about the winner, which is very cool—HOWEVER, in this case, it really makes my day, because the winner is Micheal Rivers. Why, you ask, is this such a great thing? Well, aside from the fact that he is one of the most interesting authors I know, he is also one of the most supportive of other writers I have ever met.
So to blog about Micheal? Please…I would have blogged about Micheal ANYWAY!
Micheal, born in 1953, is an American author. His writing genres include Fiction, Horror, Thriller and Paranormal. Micheal has been writing for several years. In the past he concentrated on Romantic Poetry. In recent years he has focused on writing Fiction and Paranormal stories.
His book titled Ghosts of the North Carolina Shores has been published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Micheal also published the eBook The Black Witch which is the first of a series on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Micheal has over thirty years of investigating and collecting stories of the paranormal. He is the lead investigator for the Smokey Mountain Ghost Trackers of Western North Carolina. http://www.facebook.com/SmokeyMtnGhostTrackers
He served his country as a United States Marine during Vietnam. He is a native North Carolinian. He lived in the Chicago area in the past and furthered his education there. He served the community as an Emergency Medical Technician while living there. Micheal currently resides in the mountains of North Carolina along with his wife and his Boxer he fondly calls Dee Dee.
The cover art for Moonlight on the Nantahala is incredible. I would have voted for it myself, but I refrain from voting in contests I have entered (there is an old “chili cook-off” story I could tell, but I won’t…you should thank me for it in the comments). Here is the synopsis for his book (one that is in my Kindle queue to read—though I’ve been secretly coveting The Black Witch, waiting until I am not busy so I can sink deep into it):
Moonlight on the Nantahala
Edward Caulfield was not a simple man. Losing his wife early in their marriage he continued to live his life as a shrine to her. In his twilight years he encountered a troubled young woman. There were lessons to be learned from each other. With the spirit of his deceased wife by his side Edward Caulfield left behind a legacy in his words to ease a troubled heart.
The cover art was done by the CreateSpace team—I, for one, am very impressed with their work. So were most of the voters on Shannon Mayer’s Wringing Out Words blog!
Micheal’s Books At Amazon
The Black Witch http://amzn.to/lLHwvd
Ghosts of the North Carolina Shores http://amzn.to/rhKuCk
Moonlight on the Nantahala http://amzn.to/nbwYyI
The blank page is dead…long live the blank page.