Michael Drakich

Biography

A new and exciting author in speculative fiction, Michael brings a repertoire of science fiction, fantasy and thrillers to readers everywhere. Michael lives in the quaint neighbourhood of Olde Walkerville in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Father to three, the family home is an historic Albert Kahn design built in 1895. When not writing, you can find Michael walking down the majestic trees lined streets. Writing is a passion of his that has led to the books you see featured here. It is his hope you enjoy his works.

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Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I live in a quaint neighbourhood of Windsor, Ontario, Canada called Olde Walkerville. I've been in this area for most of my life, twenty years in my current home and fifteen years in my parents who still live in the same house over fifty years now. As a child, one of the great things was a place called Willistead Manor right in the heart of the neighbourhood. It had been the summer home of Edward Walker, son of Hiram Walker who established Walkerville in 1890. My own home was one of the first, built in 1895. But I digress. After Walkerville was incorporated into the city of Windsor, Willistead Manor became the home of the public library. Less than two blocks away it was a steady retreat for me to whet my appetite to read. Over the years I read every science fiction and fantasy novel on its shelves. The surrounding grounds are a many acre park filled with century old trees, ponds and fountains. There was no place better in the world to get lost with a book.
When did you first start writing?
I started in February of 2006. It's an interesting story. My current reading habit at the time was to stop at the Chapters bookstore, buy a latte at the adjoining Starbucks, and peruse the discount racks for my favorite genres. I picked up a voluminous book that was part of a successful epic fantasy series. I think it's the sixth in the line which is now somewhere around eleven or so. It is always my habit to finish any book I start. This one was a chore. When I finished I concluded it to be one of the worst novels I had ever read. What amazed me next was the books were picked up and made into a television serial. I was flabbergasted. I reasoned if that stuff could be so successful, anybody can do this writing thing. I sat down and began work on my first novel. As they say, the rest is history.
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Where to find Michael Drakich online


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Books

The Infinite Within
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,230. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Going into outer space calls to Astronaut Brooke Jones like the sirens of old, and when the chance to be part of the first manned mission to Mars arises, she is ecstatic. But little does she know the fate that awaits her on the surface of the red planet or the results of her encounter when she gets back to Earth.
Lest The Dew Rust Them
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,220. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Terrorism in America has a new game…decapitations! Robert Grimmson faces the task of catching five men in New York City. They call themselves the Sword Masters with a single minded plan of terror through decapitations. Barely has the task begun when a new arrival at JFK is a man importing thousands of swords! Alexander Suten-Mdjai is a trainer in the deadly art of s
Grave Is The Day
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,310. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In October of 1957, more than Sputnik fell to Earth... Set against the back drop of the Space Race and the Cold War, both the United States and the Soviet Union have a new issue to deal with, aliens from outer space.
The Brotherhood Of Piaxia
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,400. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(3.89 from 9 reviews)
Years have passed since the overthrow of the monarchy by the Brotherhood of Warlocks and they rule Piaxia in peaceful accord. But now forces are at work to disrupt this rule from outside the Brotherhood as well as within! Follow Tarlok, Savan and Tessia as their paths intertwine, with the Brotherhood in pursuit and the powerful merchant’s guild manipulating the populace for their own end.

Michael Drakich’s tag cloud

action    adventure    aliens    america    epic    fantasy    hero    heroine    historical fiction    history    magic    mars    nasa    science fiction    space opera    swordplay    swords    terrorism    thriller    war   

Smashwords book reviews by Michael Drakich

  • The Bridge on April 20, 2013

    Exhilerating! The story kept me tense the whole way through. I normally don't read horror as I prefer science fiction and fantasy but after receiving a copy of the novel it is my habit to always read all the way through and I'm glad I did. There is even a touch of sci-fi in the mix which pleased me. The story was creative and, at times, frightening, the good way a horror book should be. A number of sub-plots rounded out the novel but it is the main plot that is so riveting. I don't want to post any spoilers except to say the concept of the evil hidden in the river is a nice change from coming from underground. For fans of the horror genre, this is a must read.