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.
Some artists have such courage to follow their muse that it puts the rest of us to shame. Henry Darger was one such artist, working entirely in obscurity to produce his illustrated 15,000 page epic, In the Realms of the Unreal. This documentary takes you deep into Henry’s bizarre and wonderful world. A must-watch for anyone who wants to see behind the curtain of creativity.
Harry Dresden is a wizard detective in modern day Chicago with a dark past and a good heart. From the Red Court of the vampires to the Winter Court of the fey, including every evil spirit and fallen angel between, Harry has his work cut out for him. The 23-book epic starts here, with Storm Front. Essential reading for every fan of urban fantasy.
The best books help us to see the world in a new way, and by this criteria, Flatland is outstanding. In Abbott’s exploration of what life would be like in zero-, one-, and two-dimensional space, he not only transforms our understanding of our own three-dimensional space, but opens our eyes to the possibilities that await us in the fourth-, fifth-, and Nth dimension. The story of the Square might be a bit dry, but the ideas are very juicy indeed.
Pearl Jam released a number of fantastic albums, but none had the razor sharp focus of Vitalogy. The band used the album to explore how to live rightly at a time when they were surrounded on all sides by people who wanted either to celebrate them or to exploit them. Deep, complex, and at times sublime.
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.