Friday, April 11, 2014

Amazon Review: The Huldra Hostility

5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Read for All Ages!April 11, 2014
This review is from: The Huldra Hostility (Camp Lac Igam) (Kindle Edition)
After thoroughly losing myself in the enjoyment of Mike Almich's debut novel, "The Fossegrimen Folly," I was anxious for the second Camp Lac Igam novel, "The Huldra Hostility" to be published. As soon as it was available I purchased it, and from the first page I was swept back into the clever and exciting universe Almich has created. As a middle school language arts teacher I often struggle to find books that all of my students will enjoy, regardless of gender, reading ability, and genre-preference. To his credit, Mike Almich has found a way to engage all readers, including adults, with engaging characters, thrilling action sequences, imaginative landscapes, and a spectacular climax. "The Huldra Hostility" will keep you hooked from start to finish!

Monday, April 7, 2014

First review on Smashwords: 5 outta 5 starts!

Review by: joe robin on April 04, 2014 : star star star star star 
Amazing! This book is one that you won't want to put down for anything and just keep reading. The suspenseful ending will have you waiting anxiously for the 3rd book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Patrick's Rune

“At Tara in this fateful hour,
I place all Heaven with its power,
And the sun with its brightness,
And the snow with its whiteness,
And the fire with all the strength it hath,
And the lightning with its rapid wrath,
And the winds with their swiftness along their path,
And the sea with its deepness,
And the rocks with their steepness,
And the earth with its starkness:
All these I place,
By God's almighty help and grace
Between myself and the powers of darkness!” 
― Madeleine L'EngleA Swiftly Tilting Planet

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Taa Daaa!

Ta daaa! I have officially completed The Huldra Hostility, Camp Lac Igam - Book 2.
You can purchase the book as of now for most e-readers (i.e. Kindle, Nook, etc) from the page below. I will be publishing separately on Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc soon. Paperback version is also forthcoming but takes a little longer.

If and when you read this, please publish a short review (even just a few words) on whatever site you buy it from. Thanks for your support!!!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Book 2 Update: Almost there!

I haven't written on here in a year and three months or so, but who is counting. I am at about 70,000 words now on book 2 and expect it to go about 85,000. It's tough to find time to write. It really is. I keep plugging away, envious of those who can sit down and write until their hearts content... 6,000 or more words a day. Bah! Who needs it! I have always been a grinder anyway. Here is the first look at the full new cover for Book 2:

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Deadlines, schmeadlines

So, I am behind. Way behind. I had planned on writing all summer and getting Book Two completed by now. Life got in the way... and is still doing so. After realizing I would not make my self imposed deadline, I reset my goals. I would start writing intensely again once school got back in session. Well, schools back in and I'm not writing. I am currently preparing for some job interviews and that is taking up most of my writing time. So, here we go again: After the job situation is resolved, I will start writing intensively. I hope to complete and publish the book right around the holidays. I am still excited about it, and it eats away at me because I know what great adventures Shy is going to have..... red caps be damned!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Update: Book 2

I am having a hard time making progress now, what with life getting in the way! I am 12,500 words into book 2. I have tons of ideas floating in my head that I would like to get down on paper, but haven't yet. I will probably not make a lot of progress this coming week either, as I am speaking at Kaleidoscope Charter School in Otsego, MN, about my writing and publishing experience! Should be interesting. It will be two presentations to two separate groups of students. If this goes well, I may try to set up more for next school year. I know it sounds hokey, but if I can convince or persuade just a few kids to make that leap and really dive into a book... you know, where they really disappear into their imagination... well, I will count that as giving something back.

BTW, I was sick recently, and in my drug induced sleep I had a very vivid dream that I really think may be the basis for my next series of books! I can still see one of the creatures in my mind's eye! Kinda creepy actually...