Michael Arneson

Biography

Michael was born at the Oregon coast and raised in southern Oregon. He has served in the Navy, worked in the construction industry, been a graphic designer and taught art and design. Along the way he managed to raise three kids, travel to some wonderful and other horrible places.
In his youth he fell in love with the fantasy works of authors like Tolkien and Lewis, and expanded later with the likes of Jordan, Salvatore, and Brooks. SciFi greats like Asimov, Niven, and Pournelle as well as authors like King and Koontz bear influences in his work. His first novel, Journey Begins, grew from a short story written for his daughter and first published by Amazon in 2015.
Michael currently lives with his wife, Kris in Virginia Beach with their three dogs; Smokie, Ollie and Jethro.

Smashwords Interview

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.
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Where to find Michael Arneson online

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Books

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