Interview with Michael Arneson

When did you first start writing?
My father showed me a story I wrote when I was about ten, it was bad and more like a comic than anything else, pictures and dialog. I don't think I ever stopped writing really, I just internalized most of it for years. I tried to let the stories out through art, I attended an art school to try and advance that career, but had to move on. With imminent retirement looming, I have the ability to write the books I want, and would want to read without the need for a full time job to pay the bills.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I believe its the desire to put the reader into a world where they can become something they can't in this one. I try hard to make the story a visceral thing to the reader, the challenge to make the scene capture the reader and keep them glued to the pages.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I went the 'traditional' route at first, submitting endlessly to the large publishing houses and receiving endless rejection letters. I would see those same companies releasing books that I considered a sub-par quality (poor grammar, plots recycled form author to author, etc...) and felt the frustration growing. I found a 'start-up' publisher and received letters of interest. I worked with the company for nearly two years with little to no progress, I talked to many other indie authors and decided that was the route I wanted to take instead.
Published 2016-06-17.
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Books by This Author

Ruins of Winter - Book 2 The War of the Power
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 139,190. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Hunted by the East, wanted by the West, Kiera and Ensev have only just begun to uncover the secrets of their world and the enemy that want to destroy the world.
Journey Begins - Book 1 The War of the Power
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,920. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Hunted by ancient assassins, Kiera and Ensev must come to grips with their new powers and abilities while their world begins to crumble around them.