Michael Coorlim is a teller of strange stories for stranger people. He collects them, the oddballs. The mystics and fire-spinners, the sages and tricksters. He curates their tales, combines their elements and lets them rattle around inside his rock-tumbler skull until they gleam, then spills them loose onto the page for like-minded readers to enjoy. He writes fast-paced stories about real people in fantastic situations, plots with just a twist of the surreal, set in worlds just a shadow’s breadth from our own.
Some whisper that he may, in fact, be a wizard. Others maintain that he’s naught but bluster and blarney. The truly wise know that there’s nary a difference.
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VideosInterview with Rocking Self-Publishing
An interview given by Simon Whistler from Rocking Self-Publishing.
Sell Yourself, Not Your Book
Write More. Promote less.
Want to self-publish your work, but hate the thought of shilling your books all day? Good. That's 20th century thinking.
Infernal Revelation (Collected Episodes 1-4)
The jock with survivor's guilt, the young prodigy, the punk, the Nietzschean bully, and the minister's daughter discover that they have more in common than their adoption records. A supernatural mystery links them together even as it sets them apart. If they can't overcome their mutual distrust and work together, the secret that binds them will end up consuming them.
Infernal Revelation: Episode 1
Lily Baker is the star of her small Texas town's high school track team, its salutatorian, and the daughter of a prominent Deacon. Popular and ambitious, her life is irrevocably changed when a brutal car accident kills her best friend and puts her into a week-long coma.
Last Words: A Story of Apocalyptic Loss
Brandon's father has to have a talk with his son, both the most important and the last chat they'll ever have. How can a man give his boy the worst news possible? Can a 5th-grader cope with loss on an unimaginable scale?
Last Words is a very dark and very short story, perfect for a single sitting or a long commute.
Dreams of the Damned (Galvanic Century 4)
Detectives Alton Bartleby and James Wainwright’s latest case will take them to the boundaries of Edwardian psychiatry and beyond. There’s been a murder in the Bedford Mental Hospital, and the patients have taken over to ensure that justice is done.
Grief: Five Stories of Apocalyptic Loss
The world is ending, and there's nothing anyone can do about it. How do people cope with loss on an unimaginable scale? How does humanity stand its last hours? With the values we've developed over our reign on this Earth, or with the terrible freedom that comes with knowing that there won't be any consequences for our actions?
And They Called Her Spider (Steampunk Mystery)
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In the shadow of airships an unstoppable assassin stalks the untouchable elite. As Queen Victoria’s Platinum Jubilee approaches, consulting detectives Bartleby and James must track her down and put an end to the threat she presents to Queen and country.
March of the Cogsmen (Galvanic Century 3)
It's been a rough year for gentlewoman Aldora Fiske -- airship battles above London, doomed expeditions in the jungles of Mexico, and even a kidnapping in Istanbul -- and now her bridegroom Alton Bartleby has shown up drunk to their wedding. Yes, it's a marriage of convenience and not one of love, and everyone knows it, but when an old foe decides to strike, things go from bad to worse.
A Gentlewoman's Chronicles (Galvanic Century 2)
Edwardian society insists Aldora Fiske be ever the proper gentlewoman. The Empire demands she be a credit to her family name. Her heart demands she seek adventure, and the further from London she travels, the louder its drumming becomes.
The Collected Bartleby and James Adventures (Galvanic Century 1)
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Bartleby and James Adventures follows the cases of consulting detectives Anton Bartleby and James Wainwright through an alternate Victorian history. As the world edges inexorably towards a World War that few can even begin to anticipate, brave men and women must contend with airship pirates, clockwork assassins, galvanic monsters, and anarchist madmen.
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