A native New Yorker, I now live in Southern California. I am retired. In addition to writing I enjoy drawing (primarily pen and ink) and photography. Saglek is my first full length novel. I began writing it while I still had vivid memories of that year on the rock. That was a long time ago. It stands alone as the single manuscript which I felt compelled to write. It began as a cathartic process to release those demons that haunted me after my time there. But it became a labor of love and drew me into it such that I can now relive it with more fond memories. As a person grows older there are so many experiences of life we leave behind only to recall with the sadly unattainable desire to revisit. How pleasantly ironic that in this work I have regained the vividness by which I can revisit that event which had such an enormous impact on me..
I write not only to entertain a reader, but to engage the reader in thought. I want you to feel a personal emotional attachment to the work. To that regard, my chosen genre is horror. There is a line in Saglek which states that whenever a person is confronted with the unknown, they may challenge it or avoid it. But the one thing they cannot do is ignore it. And in it they will see a reflection of themselves. That is my goal. I want to present readers with an experience that will lead them to see themselves in it.
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by John Michaelson
Published: April 7, 2013
David Grimes has returned to his ministry after having suffered a devastating personal tragedy. Soon after, the son of a member of his congregation is missing. In the Minister's effort to comfort and console the mother, he becomes entwined in a mystery of horrendous proportion. The foundation of his faith crumbles beneath him with a demonic attack to destroy him and steal his soul.
by John Michaelson
In 1969 Lt. Michael Robinson was assigned to Saglek Air Force Station, an arctic outpost perched 1800 feet above the brutal waters of the North Atlantic. Subjected to extraordinarily severe and extreme conditions he began a personal journey of revelation, discovery and fulfillment during the final year before Saglek was finally deactivated and closed. Based on a true story.
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