About the Author
I’m Mike Stop Continues, author of wild, wonderful, and profound stories for those both young at heart and wise beyond their years.
Readers of my work can look forward to exploring a shared universe with strong connections between characters, places, and plots from story to story. Books may vary in tone and style, but what will remain constant is the engaging, thought-provoking, page-turning storytelling that I bring to all my work.
The Iron Druid series is like popcorn for the imagination. It’s tasty, light, and it leaves you wanting more. I hope Kevin Hearne doesn’t kill me for this, but it’s like Disney did Urban Fantasy, drawing on classic myth to build a resonant story that leaves you in a happier place than you started. Hounded is the first in the series, and it just gets better after that.
In an alternate world where Lincoln was shot too soon and slavery still exists, an escaped slave named Victor has been enlisted by the U.S. Marshals Service to return other escapees to their owners. With every chapter, Ben Winters manages to expand his bone-chilling and all-too-realistic distopia, even as he unveils a conspiracy among the darkest I’ve ever read. Perhaps the best praise I can offer for the book is that it kept me crawling in my skin from start to end.
On Writing is memoir of a superstar author, but it’s also the memoir of the nobody who became that superstar. King weaves telling personal anecdotes with advice on both how to write successfully and how to be a successful writer. It’s personal, it’s global, and it’s a must-read for anyone who just wants to tell stories.
The difference between good writing and great writing isn’t the story and it isn’t the characters. It’s the style. Sin and Syntax explores what it takes to write exceptional prose, and how to do so without coming off as stuff, ornate, or boring. If you’ve got the handle on the basics of writing, this book should be your next stop.
Everyone’s heard of the three-act structure, but Save the Cat is the only book out there that effectively explores how to actually do it. After you read this book, you’ll find yourself marking the beats as you watch, read, or listen to stories, because literally every story out there follows this structure.