Michael J Elliott lives in Victoria, Australia and grew up with a vivid imagination. At Primary school his Headmistress proudly called him "A second Alfred Hitchcock". Michael continued his love of the creative arts where he was praised for his performances in school productions such as Oliver. He achieved an A+ for his scriptwriting and directing in his Year 12 Media Studies class. Michael then went on to study Media for two years at Melbourne State College. He also joined a local amatuer performing and social group who reguarly performed free shows for senior citizens club and his comedy sketches were highly praised. Michael's writing highlight thus far was to write a comedy sketch for a television special which starred his brother, one of Australia's most widely respected comedians. Michael currently writes and operates a blog, The Writers Emporium, in which he promotes works by other indie authors for free in order to help with their promotion efforts. Michael is a fan of sci fi, British comedy, fantasy and golden age Hollywood movies and is a fan of online game Wizard 101 which he says, nutures his fantasies to be an adult Harry Potter. Michaei is the author of short stories, Dinner For Two and Mr Westacott's Christmas which are included in his collection of short horror stories, Portraits of Dread. He has also written the horror novella, Sharpshooter. His other two shorts, Black Silk Panties (An erotic horror story) and How does your gaden grow? are now available and are part of his newest collection, Choice Cuts-A Bite From The Dark Realm. Released on Haloween 2016.
Michael is also the illustrator of the childrens books, Girlie's Adventures by author and publisher Claire Plaisted.
on Oct. 23, 2016 :
What a dark and gloomy story. It's very well-written. It's interesting to see a post-apocalyptic story from the perspective of people who are really clinging to the appearance of civilization, even when civilization has fallen. The story effortlessly delivers details about the nature of the world in the manner in which they would appear, and not in an expository manner. The story is creepy enough to stay with you.
(review of free book)
on Oct. 01, 2016 :
Enjoyable descriptions painting a picture of an attempt to remain normal, if normal is visiting fine dining restaurants.
(review of free book)