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Mike Morrison

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  • Birthday 10/05/1985

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  1. Mike Morrison

    The Baetylus Stone

    Haunted by the sins of his father from WWII, Cason Lang has been ostracized by the academic and archaeological communities alike. Having spent the last decade trying to claw his way out of his father's shadow, he is presented with a unique opportunity promising to fulfill just that. The Huntsmen, a secret government organization, works to track and find the lost treasures of the world. After discovering a traitor within the organization, Cason and his new team of experts now must race against the rival to locate the Lost Library of Ivan the Terrible. Little does Cason and his crew know, there is a greater treasure described within one of the lost texts. Opposed by a group of specially trained individuals and dealing with new information about his father, Cason will embark on a journey from the United States to Japan, Russia, and the isle of Crete in search of a once unknown mystical artifact.
  2. Mike Morrison

    Getting Published Is Just The Beginning

    @lynnmosher thanks, Lynn! Yeah free time seems to be the enemy of the 21st century while also the envy! haha
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    Getting Published Is Just The Beginning

    @Arbie I think blogging can certainly be good or bad. I used to blog when I first started writing. It was christian inspirational and advice type stuff, which I still enjoy, but my novels are nothing like that. That difference and many the lack of time on my hands with a FT job and family have limited my writing to pure action and adventure, thriller. I think short stories are a great idea. If you can give potential readers a snippet of your writing style and genre, they may be more inclined to pay to read your books in the future. To answer your question, I did not have much of a platform prior to this. In fact, I had ZERO platform. Thus, I am starting the climbing and clawing to create one. I do believe that social media is a great way to build a brand, but it is not a must to be successful! there are many authors that do self publishing and of the like that have no SM presence. I hope this information helps!
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    Getting Published Is Just The Beginning

    @Nicola it's going. It's been a tough road and it'll be awhile until things are back in order. Thankfully, we have family intown that'll be hosti g on our behalf!
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    Getting Published Is Just The Beginning

    @suspensewriter so sorry it took me so long to respond. I have been told to try and get into speaking and similar opportunities. I would love to do this. The only preventions are trying to get booked as a first time author and I am unable to travel much since I still have a FT job and a young family. It is my hope to do more of all of this in the coming year. Thanks for the advice!
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    Getting Published Is Just The Beginning

    Thank you, ladies!
  7. Mike Morrison

    Getting Published Is Just The Beginning

    @Nicola many thanks! That was my hope for all of this. My mom lives in Virginia beach (2.5 hours away). So i will be driving in Sunday and then driving back after her surgery to be with my wife the rest of the week! The good news for the ladies (as long as both come out healthy) is they get to spend Thanksgiving with their feet up!
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    Getting Published Is Just The Beginning

    Thank you @lynnmosher. Life is a roller coaster, but God is still good.. I may have misspoke when I said blog constantly. I believe the statement was more out of frustration or an unliking of it. haha. Simply put, I do blog, but it is a difficult task gaining a readership of people who enjoy your blogs AND will enjoy your novel. So I am trying something new this go around.
  9. Good morning fellow writers/readers/Christians! I apologize for my sudden hiatus. Life has been a whirlwind with work, travel, health, and marketing. Quick side note, before I begin, If my prayer warriors could please pray for my mother and wife. both are having procedures done Monday and Tuesday. My mother is getting a blockage removed and my wife is having a massive cyst removed from her ovary (there is a potential for cancer, so this is the main focus of the prayer). I thank you all! Now, I heard many times as I was going through the writing and editing process that finding a publisher is only the beginning. I'll be honest and say, I was naive in that counsel. I assumed the publisher would still handle the rest. NOPE! A little over a month ago, I was honored in finding a publisher. They have been working on final edits and my book cover ever since. But I have discovered very quickly that if I want people to read my book come January, then I still need to market myself and my book. Not trying to toot my own horn, but I consider myself social media savvy (FB, Twitter). Though I have grown an extra 30 followers, I still find it difficult to gain an audience. I have started a 12 week countdown to my book launch by publishing a raw novella of the same genre to perk interest. 12 chapters for 12 weeks. I am hoping to increase interest that way instead of blogging constantly. I'd be interested in knowing how everyone else here has done in an attempt to gain followers/an audience! I look forward to reading your comments!
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    Happy Birthday, Mike Morrison

    Thank you, ladies!! I greatly appreciate it!
  11. Mike Morrison

    2017 Writing Goals

    Love the picture coachw! Thank you! Carol, glad you are able to be with your husband. I must say, even with life circumstances, you have been able to accomplish quite a lot!! Congrats!
  12. Mike Morrison

    2017 Writing Goals

    Whoops, almost overlooked End of 3Q2017 updates!!! Hope everyone is getting close to the end of their goals... I actually signed a contract with a traditional publisher a few short weeks ago. I am going through the final edits per suggested and will work on publication for a January launch date!! Looking forward to hearing from the rest of you.
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    Publication Question

    Many thanks, ladies! God is good and if anything, I will learn a lot through this process.
  14. Hey Fedor,

     

    Are you still giving out free trailers for book reviews? I have a contract with a publisher and will be releasing my book after the new year. Thank you.

     

    Mike

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    Publication Question

    @suspensewriter Thank you for the advice. I don't see them as an "easy mark" but I understand what you mean. I also did a thorough search and have found many satisfied writers. After reviewing their contract and having it looked over, I decided to sign and begin my publication journey. So far, everything has been smooth and well communicated on both ends, so I expect good things over the next several months.
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