Michael J. Sahno

Biography

Michael J. Sahno began writing stories at an early age. Eventually, he was selected for Editor-in-Chief of his high school literary magazine. The quality of his work led to several honorary titles and academic awards by his senior year, which made it clear he was predestined to serve a role in literary excellence.

Mr. Sahno earned his Bachelor’s from Lynchburg College and later went on to earn his Master’s in English from Binghamton University.

After college, Mr. Sahno served in several management positions, including Director at a marketing research firm, Assistant Vice President at a Tampa-based mortgage company and college professor in the field of English composition.

Sahno became a full-time professional writer in 2001 and, in the following years, wrote more than 1,000 marketing articles on a wide range of topics.

His experience with quality copy, research and resourcefulness put him in high demand in the business community across the southeastern United States. In fact, several of the publications with which he was associated won Addy Awards in 2008 and 2010.

Mr. Sahno has written and published four novels: Brothers’ Hand, Jana, Miles of Files, and Whizzers. He is the founder of Sahno Publishing and available for professional speaking engagements upon request. For further information, contact info@msahno.com.

Smashwords Interview

What got you into writing?
I was always a writer, even as a youngster. People who knew me in high school or college will remember me as Class Poet, or editor of the literary magazine.

When I got into my late teens, I started writing more fiction, and I discovered I really wanted to write a novel.

I started my first novel when I was about twenty-five. Once I finished the first novel, I launched into writing the second one before I ever thought about looking for an agent or publisher. That led to the three books I have available today.
What do you see happening in the world of literature right today?
There are a lot of writers out there who have written great work that’s not being seen.

They’re not getting published, even though it’s excellent work. They’re not being heard by these larger publishers. It works for some people, but there are a significant number of authors out there who are being left behind. It really turns into a financial formula rather than a literary excellence formula. Our slogan, written to a higher standard, evolved out of that notion.

Sahno Publishing is a resource for authors whose work needs a little tweaking. We help them with that, and then with how to market that book. Then we help them create a brand.
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Where to find Michael J. Sahno online


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Books

Whizzers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,980. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A recovering alcoholic, Mike, discovers his six-year-old cousin, David, travels through time as a whizzer to bring comfort to those in need. Mike soon finds himself along for the ride, and while he gets the opportunity to bring solace to some of his greatest heroes, he must also confront his own greatest demons.
Brothers' Hand
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,440. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Small town upstate New Yorker Jerome Brothers loses his hand in a tragic fall, then falls even harder for his physical therapist, Maria Santisia. Can even the most romantic one-armed man get the girl...if she doesn't get his full cooperation in therapy?
Jana
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,780. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Because of her sexual orientation, Jana Odessi loses her child care job. It's not until she is halfway across the country on a road trip with her partner that she realizes she must return to her home in Connecticut and find resolution for a court case that almost wasn't.
Miles of Files
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,310. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Paul Panepinto finds out that his boss is stealing from their Tampa company’s 401(k) plan, he has to make a decision: try to stop the criminal at the risk of losing his own job, or keep his mouth shut and try to live with himself.

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