Michael Golvach


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I am a freelance writer, living in Grayslake, Illinois. I'm an award winning author of several books, screenplays and many short stories.

Ever since I was able to read, I’ve had a book (or a comic book in the early days) in my hands or on my person. I grew up in a non-digital age, in a home with one telephone that everyone shared, one television that no one watched, and in which movies were a luxury. Aside from radio theatre, books were my best non-human friends.

My love of reading never died. When I was 8 years old, I drew my first series of comic books. They were terrible, but I still love them. To me, they represent the moment the wise-old-man inside my little boy’s head finally made me aware that I loved to create.

As it turned out, I enjoyed writing much more than I enjoyed drawing, but I’ve spent most of my life doing some form of creative work. And when not, I’ve worked some boring jobs in very creative ways.

To this day, I love to write and to share my creations with others. I’m the guy who will watch a good movie twenty more times, if it means I get to introduce it to someone else and participate in their joy of discovering something entertaining or valuable. I can’t be quite so intimately participatory with my own writing, but I do love to know that I’ve brightened someone’s day, made them think, feel or—at the very least—provided them with a welcome distraction for a while.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've been writing most of my life. Ever since my first horrible comic book at age 8. I love to write, but lost some steam dealing with regular publishing options. I felt like I was spending all of my time waiting to do what I loved to do. Being an Indie author means I get to "work" as much as I want and release that work on my own schedule. The cons of self-marketing and paying for professional editing/cover design, etc far outweigh the pros of being able to do what I love
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I do. It was about a professor who woke up and realised someone had removed his hand. He was very upset and the police got involved. There was an awkward sex scene (because I was 8 and I only knew what I watched on cable when my parents were asleep) and the case was never resolved satisfactorily. That's still a work in progress. I imagine it will be that way until I die, because it makes me laugh whenever I read it and I don't want to ruin it by making it good ;)
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Where to find Michael Golvach online


Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 134,000. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Amelie and Benjamin have loved each other longer than they can remember. Now they know each other only in dreams. But their memories are about to come back. Memories are a funny thing. They can’t help but haunt you.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 267,420. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
'Home' - Shortlisted (3rd) among all entries in all genres - Millenium Book Award 2019! Alexis Woods thought she had problems. Until she found that beauty is only six feet deep
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 174,370. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Happily ever after. The hard way. David Fitz and Juno Conjay quit the drugs, and each other, but life isn't getting any easier. Stuck in cut-rate witness protection with some strange neighbours, things get complicated when David's old boss gets out of jail and comes gunning for him, and the secrets uncovered in his new place of residence seem to be much worse than what he's been running from
Bloody Gullets
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,130. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
A new collection of dark speculative fiction by author Michael Golvach The stories in this collection don't represent the high-toned surface. They represent the spaces in between. The places where things can get ugly.
Missing Pieces
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 134,270. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Michael meets Mandi and promptly finds himself falling for her, but Mandi resists reciprocating his feelings because of the scars left on her mind and body by years of horrific abuse at the hands of men who cared nothing for her. But Mandi secretly thirsts for love, happiness and freedom from her life of misery - Which she may never escape
What I Did This Summer by Davey Fitz
Price: Free! Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
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Summer vacation is a time to relax and enjoy time off from school. But it's not always fun and games. And sometimes it can be a living hell. Free Origin Story from the upcoming novel "fiX" by Michael Golvach - http://mikegolvach.net

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