Michael Sova

Biography

I was born in a one room log cabin I built myself. The quaint, thatch-roofed dwelling was nestled in the rolling hills of Concord, Massachusetts, the birth place of Henry David Thoreau. Come to think of it, my middle name is Henry David Thoreau. I've traveled Europe extensively, mostly on foot. My favorite color is tweed with leather elbow patches. My hobbies include art restoration, spelunking, and collecting extremely rare and expensive musical instruments. I likewise enjoy lying through my teeth. In the trade, we refer to that as literary license. And now that the proverbial cat is out of the bag, here is the real story.

I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the State University of New York at Oswego. I'm quite sure they don't remember me. I despise tweed. I wouldn't know a Rembrandt from a Renoir. I love Rock and Roll and Electric Blues. I'm also fond of football, beer and potato chips. My main hobbies are reading and writing and swearing at the television when the Minnesota Vikings lose. I do a lot of swearing.

Once upon a time, my professional aspirations had me returning to the classroom as a professor of English Literature. Imagine my surprise when, instead, I somehow ended up as a night-time DJ at a Country music radio station. Did I mention I like Rock and Electric Blues? What did I know from Country? Still, I bounded up the corporate ladder and, several years later, had a big corner office with a window and a breathtaking view of the crib, changing table and Diaper Genie. Yes, I'd become a stay-at-home-dad. Don’t get me wrong. The experience was incredibly rewarding, but I knew I needed some form of intellectual stimulation or I’d be transferred to a room with rubber wallpaper. A writing career was born.

My debut novel, an auto racing themed thriller titled "A Shot at Redemption," was released in early 2014. I won’t tell you how embarrassingly long it took to complete. "Parlor City Paradise" hit the virtual bookshelves in the spring of 2016. Release No. 3 represented a major departure from mysteries, thrillers and fiction in general. It's a football-themed cookbook called "21 Sundays of Fantastic Football Food: Celebrating the Foods and Follies of Professional Football." I guarantee it's my most delicious effort to date. A third novel, tentatively titled "Blind Switch," is currently in the works. More on that in the coming months....

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
My first memory of reading was from a second grade text book called "Rewards.' As I recall, the book was a collection of short stories. My favorite classroom activity was reading aloud. Second grade was when my eyesight went from normal to what's known as "legally blind." All of a sudden, I could no longer read and I think that bothered me more than the eyesight problem itself.
What is your writing process?
I am very much a discovery writer or what's often called a "pantser." Although I have tried outlining, anything I've planned generally goes to hell as soon as I begin the actual writing. I realize the story needs to go somewhere other than where I'd originally intended. At that point, I'm pretty much just along for the ride. That writing style admittedly presents some problems but can be surprisingly, exciting and rewarding as well. ad
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Introducing suspense author Michael Sova
Fiction author Michael Sova discusses A SHOT AT REDEMPTION, his debut thriller novel

Books

Blind Switch
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 148,660. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Imagine the terror of being pursued by someone you know you’ll never see coming. Author of "A Shot at Redemption" and "Parlor City Paradise," Michael Sova returns with his most intriguing, most suspenseful, and most surprising work to date. From the Caribbean to the Big Apple and back again, "Blind Switch" is a triumph of non-stop action in which very little is as it first appears.
21 Sundays of Fantastic Football Food: Celebrating the Foods and Follies of Professional Football
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 43,370. Language: American English. Published: January 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / General, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Professional football players, coaches, owners, general managers and officials have, over the years, done some truly remarkable things. Author, foodie and professed football fanatic Michael Sova takes a look back at some of their more memorable, entertaining and often comical exploits. He serves up some pretty amazing grub too: perfect for any tailgate party, game day gathering, or lazy Sunday in
Parlor City Paradise
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 154,300. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Reminiscent of the widely popular Carl Hiaasen novels,Parlor City Paradise takes seedycharacters and even seedier situations and gives them a clever, often humorousand always entertaining twist.
A Shot at Redemption
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 172,060. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
"A Shot at Redemption" is a fast-paced thriller full of intrigue, suspense and high octane action.

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