Michael Arnold

Biography

Hi! My name is Michael Arnold. I live in the small, boring town of Gastonia, North Carolina, located fifteen minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina. There is more excitement in Charlotte, so I cannot complain about my boring town of Gastonia, right? I assist my mother, who is blind and has been blind all of her life. However, for some odd reason, she helps me just as much as I help her. My mother would often say: "Hi Michael! I cooked chicken and I made sure I cooked enough for you!" "Thanks mom!" I would reply.
I love writing. I have been writing since 2004. I'm still learning how to become a better writer daily. Stephen King is my favorite author, although I have never written any horror short stories. I enjoy reading his work because he knows how to tell a story.
I chose “Smashwords” because I believe Mark Coker has provided an opportunity for unknown authors to post books online. This is absolutely splendid! I have posted a few books online. Please read them when you have the time. My promise is that you would not regret that decision.
I love to read and write. Fortunately, I have a few books to share. I do it because of the love I have for writing. “Smashwords” has provided the opportunity to share what began as “sketchy” thoughts, to the development of a complete short story or novel for your enjoyment. Thanks to all who have taken the time to view this page, download my samples, books, and short stories .

Smashwords Interview

Hello I'm Matthew Anderson and I'd like to thank you for sharing a little of your time so that I can conduct this interview with you.
Oh not a problem I thank you sir for having me.
What's the story behind your latest book?
That's a great question Mr. Anderson. I had a friend who I visit and to keep it short, well my friend has a dog and a cat and I seen something that I never seen before, this dog and cat were friends playing and jumping around one minute and then the next minute they were battling with the cat driving the dog back to his kennel.
I told my friend that it would make a good story the life and times of a cat and dog. But of course the story changed a lot once I begin writing it but that was the foundation of where the story came from.
Read more of this interview.

Books

323 Potion Houser Road
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,190. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
n the small, rustic town of Gastonia, North Carolina, Johnny Shull is leading a double life. Most of the townspeople regard him as a caring boyfriend, an honest businessman, and a model citizen. But Becky Barnes, a former prostitute and Johnny’s current girlfriend, knows better.
The Land of Make Believe
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 78,880. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When Whisk-pey feels as though her father's authority is too much for her, she ventures out of her land, Make Believe, where she encounters the danger of the outside world and its enemies.
Louis, Molly & the Woodchuck
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Price: Free! Words: 92,720. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00)
Louis, Molly & the Woodchuck is the story of indelible friendship between very cunning and intelligent pets. They not only roam the shopping center in their neighborhood in quest of food but also in search of people who would love them.
The Soul Project 8 Redemption & Revelation
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,660. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Skylar, the female member of a threesome called The Triad, is determined to have the humans on First World pay for having lost The Article and for triggering Beguilja into killing Divinity.
The Soul Project 7 Overthrow
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,900. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Falling in the hands of Beguilja, The Article becomes the tool that the serpent head of immorality needs to destroy Divinity and become the ruler of the Realm of Immoral.
The Soul Project 6 The Loss Of The Article
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,950. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
If there was anything that Kaleen of Dark-13 would have wished besides being alive and powerful, endowed of superpowers, it would be taking revenge against those who had taken the lives of her friends, and who had destroyed her planet.
The Soul Project Part 5 Abstractors Uprising
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
When Kaleen wakes up she realizes that she is now alone on First World. Suddenly her arm and body are revived by something very strange that enables her to soar above the ground.
The Soul Project Part 4 The Curse Of The Horseshoe
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,420. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
Eisenhower was right when he said to Kaleen that something was wrong with Doc E. Reynolds. The old man, who offers to bury Kaleen’s friend Mel in an underground burial place near his cavernous home, is definitely a shifty character. Eisenhower and Kaleen soon find out why – he lives under the curse and power of a mysterious horseshoe.
Rode' Parker
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Price: Free! Words: 92,160. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Ellen Parker gives birth to her son, Rode’ (pronounced Rodee) at a time when she and her boyfriend have moved to Charlotte, NC. An alcoholic and drug addict, Olsen Parker beats his common-law wife into submission at every opportunity. However, when he begins beating their son, Rode’, Ellen decides she has enough.
The Soul Project Part 3 The Quest For The Article
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,090. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
Mr. Draftsman shows The Article – a book that holds the wisdom of morality and protects anointed ones – to Zion.
The Soul Project Part 2 Dark-13
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,260. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
The enemies of First World are dead and Zion has aligned herself with Galvin, a weapon shape shifter. Filled with hope for peace and a new life, Zion and Galvin make their way to find Mr. Draftsman who is waiting for them in a place called Iron City.
The Soul Project
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,460. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00)
Zion's life changes when she is taken from her planet Scarcity to First World along with hundreds of her people. When her superhuman powers are discover by a employee name Eisenhower within the prison,both there lives take on an epic journey when he decides to break her out of prison.

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Smashwords book reviews by Michael Arnold

  • The Mango Tree and Other Stories on Jan. 03, 2014

    This is one of the four books I read today. One thing that is evident is this writer loves plants and trees. Over all these short stories were good and it tells a lesson but what I like about the lesson is that they are positive, good book.
  • A Dork Named Dodson: The Diabolical Gym Challenge on Jan. 03, 2014

    I read this book today at work and honestly I really like this story, it was much better than I thought. I don't know where the author is going with this story of Dodson but I think it could go along way!!
  • Inside the Bear's Lair on Jan. 03, 2014

    Not the best story I have read and not the worst. The words in the story was bunch together, I think with a little formatting the story as a whole would have been a little better but over all not a bad story!
  • Dying To Be With You on Jan. 08, 2014

    With so many authors writing about Zombies you would think that there is nothing else to write about! I thought this short story was different. I thought the author should have explain how Nickolas became a zombie. The stories moved very quickly but with short stories there still should be no gaps or question that needs to be answer overall I thought the story wasn't bad.
  • Blinded on July 29, 2014

    I thought the story was written well meaning free of grammatical errors but it was hard for me to interpret. The relationship with the boy and death was pretty intense nonetheless.
  • One Bird, Two Bird, Three on July 29, 2014

    I thought this book was decent, it read like a poem, the characters worked well in the story to get the writer's intent across to the reader.
  • Untruths on July 29, 2014

    Overall I think this story should have been a novel, there are a few questioned that needed to be answered like how was the daughter kidnapped, why wasn't the police called, what happens to Brandon and Angela, how was she able to get in contact with her mother? A second book in a novel form could really boost this story.
  • Do You Know How Very Much God Loves You? on July 30, 2014

    This children book although short and just right for very young kids, adults can relate to this story, I like it and I will be reading it to my seven year old this weekend!!
  • You Don't Belong Here on July 30, 2014

    I thought this story started out well then then begin to decline. I think if it would have had some type of positive ending like someone outside the church telling her how much she cared and love the lady with the love of God, or one of the pew members showing this lady some type of love or care I believe it would have been a lot better but overall not a bad story!
  • Courage of a Coward on July 30, 2014

    A short story about courage, I love the ending, great little story about a lesson in courage.