Michael White

Biography

Ex-drummer, Ex-software author and Ex-flares wearer Michael White was born and lives in the northwest of England. In a previous life he was the author of many text adventure games that were popular in the early 1980's. Realising that the creation of these games was in itself a form of writing he has since made the move into self-publishing, resulting in many short stories and novellas. Covering an eclectic range of subjects the stories fall increasingly into that "difficult to categorise" genre, causing on-going headaches for the marketing department of his one man publishing company, Eighth Day Publishing.

Having accidentally sacked his marketing director (himself) three times in the last two years, he has now retired to a nice comfortable room where, if he behaves himself, they leave him to write in peace.

In his spare time (!) Michael likes to listen to all kinds of music, and is a big fan of Steven Moffat, whether he likes it or not.

Michael is currently working on several new projects and can be contacted on the links below.

mike.whiteauthor@gmail.com, or via my own website on http://mikewhiteauthor.wordpress.com, or via twitter on @mikewhiteauthor, or via facebook page https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007320012872 .

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
Wow... lot of things! In the past I have always concentrated on short stories, and the ideas for them come pretty thick and fast, and the lengths of the stories vary from just a few thousand words to 60,000 plus. So now I am working on fell length books and there are a few on the go at the moment.

First will be about 120,000 word book called "Anyone" which is a humorous take on technology of the current day and all of the things we don't know about it.. Following closely on the heels of this is "Overboard" which is a humorous wee pirate ditty.

My overall plan however is my fantasy trilogy, which if there were more than 24 hours in a day would be finished by now. These books are already fully formed up here in my head and go under the titles of "Into the Light", "Back to the Light", and "The Light Within." All I can say is watch this space, as there are a few more titles jostling for space in my head too... titles? How about "Good 'Evans" and A.N. Other I just can't think of a name for yet....
Who are your favorite authors?
Favourite authors are many - Donaldson, Pratchett, Gaiman, Rothfuss, and although this kind of gives a fantasy slant to my reading that is not necessarily the case. I would quite happily read more or less anything at a pinch, but there is no greater feeling than discovering a new author now, is there?
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Where to find Michael White online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Lipstick Girls
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
My name is Sheila Teresa Roberts and I’m a lipstick girl. Or at least that’s what some people call me. Others can be just a bit more brutal. To hell with them, I say, though I would say it quietly, and perhaps under my breath because believe it or not, I was brought up to be, and am, a good Catholic girl. I work in the big fancy department store in Liverpool...
Vallum Aelium
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,760. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
"My name is Kaeso Desticius Catulus of the Valeria Victix 20Th legion, tenth cohort to the Centuria commanded by Mithra blessed Alexis, of the Contubernium led by myself, ten days fresh from Deva and sent straight to the heathen wall. You may call me Catulus...." Please note that this is a short ghost story and is really designed to be read out loud to an audience late at night.
How I Invented International Talk Like A Pirate Day by William (Age eight and a quarter)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
Another short story from the increasingly difficult to categorise series by Michael White. William likes pirates, and enjoys nothing better than pretending to be one in his front garden. Today is going to be a very different day, however, for today William is going to meet the biggest - and strangest - pirate of them all!
The Last Bomb, Aloise's Cafe and Death by Cow
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
"The last bomb that fell on Liverpool in the Second World War fell on the evening of the tenth of January nineteen forty two in amongst other places, Upper Stanhope Street, Toxteth. I know this for I was there at the time, and remember it well..." "The Last Bomb, Aloise's Cafe and Death by Cow" is just one of many short stories taken from the collection, "Liverpool" which is available to purchas
A Good Day At The Office
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Dedicated to anyone who works in a call centre. Today is going to be a good day at the office... "A Good Day at the Office" is one of several short stories from the collection, "Liverpool" which is available to purchase separately.
The Strange Case of the Toff’s Policeman And the Curious Elm.
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,690. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This is a big, big park. There’s nobody more aware of that than I am. Although there are more or less sixty constables in the Liverpool Parks Police force, there are more parks than Sefton to look after. We cover the bloody lot! At any one time there are probably about twenty of us in Sefton Park to watch over two hundred and bloody fifty four acres or so I’m told...
The History Detectives
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,230. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Actually, there’s a bit more than that.” he said, and began to read. “It looks almost like a rhyme or something like that.” Slowly he traced the words with his finger, reading them out loud as he did so. “Run I can, but cannot walk. Sometimes I sing, yet never talk. Lack arms, though have hands; no head have I, but have a face. What am I?”
The Ghost Next Door
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,690. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
In Liverpool everyone has a ghost story to tell. It seems to go with the place - tall tales, mystery and footsteps in the dark. To two friends and an assorted motley crew of assorted characters it seems like the perfect opportunity to get them off the dole and set up in the ghost tour business.But what if the ghosts were real? "The Ghost Next Door" is one of several short stories in the collection
Nec Aspera Terrent
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,370. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
There’s a unique, wonderful smell to a real traditional Scouse pub. It’s a strange old mix of stale beer and fags. Now bear in mind I’m not talking about any of your flash clubs or upmarket stuff now. I’m talking about a real old fashioned Liverpool pub. The kind of place where you go to drink beer and if you feel like it chat to some of your mates that just might happen to be in there...
For Absent Friends
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
When retired widower Ted notices a weather worn and neglected wooden bench in his local churchyard he resolves to restore it to its former glory. Once he does this however, he meets Veronica, and from then on nothing in his life would be the same again, which leaves him with a rather delicate question. Is it ever really too late to find love...?
The Greatest Virus of Them All
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The biological and anti-virus protection facility on the dead asteroid of Planax Five is the most advanced and long established anti-terrorism facility in the entire galaxy. Created in the aftermath of The Bubonicus plague of Universal date 4437, the laboratories and workshops that exist here house the finest minds, the most advanced equipment and research facilities that the universe can supply..
3Ef476053
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,210. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
A short story from the "Paul McCartney's Coat and Other Stories" collection with a unique twist. For Keith it was just an other ordinary day in the office... or was it?
King of the Tyrant Lizards
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,100. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In “The King of the Tyrant Lizards” Colin and the crew of the spaceship “Baptistina” are on a delicate mission to secure a particular exhibit for display in their local museum.There are only two problems: first of all they may be just a tiny bit too late, and secondly they are not exactly from the planet Earth in the first place.Suitable for anyone who don't know their Tardis from their Borg cube!
The Road from Ballylaneen to Skellig Michael
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
"The Road from Ballylaneen to Skellig Michael" is a short story suitable for children of all ages. When Fionn sets out to perform a task he has little idea of the adventures that await him, or the strange red haired woman he meets on his way, Aoifa, who may - or may not - be one of the Fae.
Squire Bidecombe's Tree
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,860. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A new short story from the pen of the continually difficult to classify pen of Michael White. A historical / humorous tale in which nothing is quite as it seems!
An Inspector Calls
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Charlie Horse has very set ideas of just how his pub should be run. No food (apart from crisps and nuts) and very definite ideas about what kind of customers are welcome in his hostelry. Until one day an inspector calls...

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