Michael S. Lachance


My latest eBook, "The Long Short", has a little to do with my grandma, travel and adventure. I like the idea of going to a remote island, hunting for clues and, perhaps, finding treasure. But, how to start the adventure and what about the characters? Bill and Claire can't stand each other, but they'll need one another to survive.

My eBook, "The Camera", evolved out of a trip to Verdun, France where World War One devastated the landscape and the people. "The Camera" is about a priest who has a camera and takes pictures of the dead and dying in World War One. He's got to decide where his love lies, with Christ or a woman, Sophie, while at the front in Verdun, 1916.

I published "McKinney Sweetlock and The Revolt Against the New World Soldier". I love this story and I love my character. Though I heard to do otherwise, McKinney speaks in slang; I didn't want to have him start off in slang and then switch to standard English for the sake of what's recommended; that's the way he talks. He's a great guy and the like of none around.

My first story may not be a hit yet, but it got my feet wet and helped me to get a feel for what's out there in the eBook world.

Thank you for reading my stories!


Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein, was the first story I read and I loved it. I believe there's been some debate over whether the relationship was a positive one and I feel that it was positive. In the story, the tree cared deeply about the boy and sought to offer what it could to aid him in life. Family, we all do what we can to help the people we love.
How do you approach cover design?
Cover design, Ebooklaunch did my first and my second book cover; I'm very happy with all of it. I went through a number of standard covers first and then got to a point of "what feels good." It took some time and a couple of demos, but I felt my heart in a good way when I saw the right cover. For each writer, you know what you like. I know what has appeal--colors, lettering, font, etc. But, there's the story behind the cover. Fire engine red and a hot looking guy on the front tells one thing vs. a lime green cover and a kid with snot all over his face tells us something else; I want something that catches a persons eye and gives them some idea of the story through the cover.
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The Long Short
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until Feb. 17!) Words: 47,480. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Bill and Claire can't stand each other and are stuck on an island in the Atlantic after their plane crashed. Claire wants to be rescued. Bill wants to look for treasure. One of them will get to their goal at the expense of the other's.
The Camera
Price: $2.39 $0.99 USD. (59% off until Feb. 17!) Words: 28,690. Language: American English. Published: August 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
World War One, Father Michael Leauvin must go to the front for a rotation in Verdun, France. His odd hobby of taking pictures takes a turn from photos of nature to photos of the wounded, the dying and the dead. During his time at the front, he does not question his faith; it's his love that he fights with, a love for Christ and a love for a woman.
McKinney Sweetlock and The Revolt against the New World Soldier
Price: Free! Words: 58,880. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A young man saves a boy that holds the key to reverse the nuclear devastation from the world war.
Treaty of Versailles, The Power of Love
Price: $3.99 $0.99 USD. (75% off until Feb. 17!) Words: 94,840. Language: American English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » General
Erich would not let the man he loved languish in a concentration camp. To save Nikki, he had to become the one thing he hated most, a Nazi.

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