Michael J Wormald writes mainly historical fictional and make no apology for making it light and humorous. Through research done himself he is able to produce long, intricate and imaginative stories based on historic events
His historical character, the incorrigible rogue Falstaff Wild, is set in Asia on the eve of War in Europe was conceived as a way to explore little-known facts of about Japan's occupation of China.
The Author is well-travelled visiting Asia including Thailand and Japan many times.
Influences come from the days he'd be searching in second-hand book shops for H.P. Lovercraft, Robert Howard and other pulp Science Fiction and fantasy writers
What's the story behind your latest book?
Falstaff Wild is a rogue, and it shows. Falstaff is incorrigible, ex-RAF mercenary pilot and scoundrel with an evil temper. The Call of the Thunder Dragon is full of surprising locations, historical facts and details, other colorful characters. Set during WW2 in Asia and the Pacific. It is the eve of war in Europe, but Falstaff has unfinished business with a princess, the Japanese Army and loot still to find in the east. The incorrigible Falstaff is down but not out. His eye for the ladies and the chance for a quick buck have got him trouble again.
What are you working on next?
I am working hard on completing the Second Volume of Falstaff Wild's mis-adventures, 'The Orange Dragon of Old Hanoi', in actual fact this is the first adventure I started to serialize some years ago.
A series of adventurous thrillers featuring the rogue Falstaff Wild. Falstaff is incorrigible, ex-RAF mercenary pilot and scoundrel with an evil temper. Full of surprising locations, historical facts and details, other colorful characters. Set during WW2 in Asia and the Pacific.
Japanese spies track the wounded Falstaff Wild to his hiding place. Helped by a Bhutanese princess, whose conduct and demeanour are suspiciously immoral, Falstaff must decide should he stay in China or return to Europe and fight in the war? Falstaff responds to every challenge, fighting for his life against an Assassin while rebuffing accusations of cowardice with his fists.