Michael Thomas Young, author
Michael Thomas Young is an American story teller. He enjoys writing about the American West but has also written Political Satire and Biographical stories. He is currently working on his first Sci-Fi thriller.
Born in Denver Colorado in 1951, Young is a direct descendent of the pioneers that settled the Southwest. Story telling was a main source of entertainment that was passed on by his family and planted in him, the seed of desire to be a story teller From the time he was eight years old he would entertain his two sisters, Sherree and Toni with stories he would make up on the spot. The stories pleased his sisters so that soon it became a nightly ritual just before bed time.
By the time he was eleven Young had built a hiding place in the attic of his parents house where he spent many hours reading and writing stories. One summer night he was found out by his father who at first was upset that his son was using the attic but when he discovered some of the stories he had written he changed his mind and encourage his son to continue to write, but to do it in his room and not the attic.
Like many writers Young had found out at an early age that the environment where one writes can influence the writers work. Young found that he did better when he was in an environment where he was alone and not disturbed. He let his imagination run wild and day dream and then wrote about his dreams and thoughts.
At eighteen Young had finished high school and entered college but after his first semester he felt the need to get away from his home town and soon fell in with a friend who persuaded him that a life of adventure lay ahead of them and all they need do was to join the military and then the world would open up to them. This led to his entry into the US Air Force. The world did open up to him as he was sent to Vietnam during 1972 during the Easter Offensive by the NVA.
After his discharge from the military he lived in Wyoming and fell in love with the mid west. He worked with horses and held a job at a grain elevator delivering grain and hay to local ranches.
During his travels he lived in several states including Oregon, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, and California. He sttled in California and continued his education and took work in communications and finally retail management. All the time he continued to keep story telling as part of his life and after he retired from the retail world he wrote his first novel . Hardly a Hero which chronicled his service in the military.
He was first published in “La Herencia”2008
Where to find Michael Young online
The Adventures of Buddy Young
by Michael Young
Price: $0.99 USD. 47950 words.
Published on March 25, 2011. Fiction.
Buddy and his family are forced to leave their ranch in New Mexico and move to the mile high city of Denver where Buddy’s father dies after a long illness. He is to rough for his mom to handle and runs the streets. He and his friends take part in many adventures. He and his friends join the war effort at the end of WWII. The story comes full circle as he returns to Denver as a grown man.
Hardly a Hero
by Michael Young
Price: $0.99 USD. 50790 words.
Published on March 21, 2011. Fiction.
A young man leaving home to join the military struggles to adjust to his new life. The reader follows him as he enters the Air Focrce and then to his first base in Cheynne Wyoming and then over seas to a foreign war in Vietnam. He is torn between duty and what he believes to be the right thing to do.
Showdown at Chaperito
by Michael Young
Price: $0.99 USD. 66250 words.
Published on March 17, 2011. Fiction.
Showdown at Chaperito is a story of greed, revenge and Murder. Alexander Spivey murders his brother and steals his bag of uncut diamonds. He flees to the west where he runs a ranch and stirs trouble with the Apache Indians. Many heroes rise up to confront Alexander and the town of Chaperito is the location where things will play out!
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Smashwords book reviews by Michael Young
- Abel And Mabel
on Feb. 10, 2013
I enjoyed this book and have read it to my grandchildren several times. I believe Catherine has a great future in producing childrens books if the reaction I saw in my grandchildren means anything. Contradulations to you Catherine in a great story and lesson for children. This heart warming story should be made into a short film. I look forward to reading more of your work and sharing them with my grandchildren.
Michael Thomas Young