Michael P. Dunn

Biography

I was born in New York, and currently lives in Florida with my cat, Brynna. I discovered science fiction at an early age, growing up on Lost In Space, Captain Scarlet and The Thunderbirds. I've always had an active imagination, and started writing the day after he saw Star Wars. I divide my time between working full time and writing. Writing is probably the only thing that keeps me sane.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I actually started writing back in 1975, producing some bad SPACE: 1999 fanfiction. (Emphasis on bad.) It wasn't until 1977 that I started writing seriously. The day after I saw STAR WARS, I sat down and start writing seriously.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
After years of submitting stories to traditional publishers, and being rejected all but four times, I decided it was time to try a different way. I needed a way to take more control over my life as a writer. I was also tired of trying to crowbar my stories into the somewhat limited guidelines of traditional publication. Who said a novel has to be eighty to one hundred thousand words? If i can tell a complete story in thirty or forty thousand words, why should I try and pad the story just to fit a word count? Being an indie author gives me the flexibillity to tell my stories the way I want to tell them.
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Where to find Michael P. Dunn online


Books

On A Cold Wind
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,770. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
EarthGov Security Special Agent Caralynn (Carly) Adrasteia and her partner, Special Agent Murphy Greenfield are assigned to track down two escaped criminals who threaten a newly established colony. One of the criminals, Efhram Bartok, has ties to Carly's past, ties that only her division director knows.
Rae
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
An open-and-shut murder investigation turns into a search for answers as EarthGov Security Special Agent Kevin Martin and his partner, Probationary Agent Rachael (Rae) Mercer, try and find the link between the suspect and the victim. How does the secret Rae is keeping tie into it?
The Fault Lies Not...
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,900. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the late twenty-sixth century, a serial killer roams the city of Naufolk. There is little evidence left at the scenes of the murders, and no trace of the killer shows up on any of the city’s scanners. It's up to EarthGov Security Special Agent Lin Sillo and her partner, Special Agent Vincent DeBurg, to stop him. Is there something behind the murders, something that reaches far beyond the ciity?
A Bright Symmetry
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,130. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Bright Symmetry is a series of stories set over the course of a year, stories of life, death and rebirth. After more than two thousand years, immortal Scott Madigan was tired of life and its unending struggles. But an archaeological expedition leads Scott to reassess and change his life...though nothing compares to the changes undergone by his lover, Zoe Baird.
With Eyes Open...
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,100. Language: American English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mira Frayne thought she was going to make a change. She had been used and lied to but now she would start to make a better life for herself. Little did she know how much her life would change. She would learn there is more to the world than she ever believed. The nature of this discovery is something she would have to deal with far into the future.
Campfire Stories
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,170. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of eight stories, ranging from the far distant past to the not-too-distant future, stories of self-discovery, exploration and duty, and the consequences of each. From a research project gone terribly wrong, to a survey mission gone wrong, to an investigator searching for someone who can hide in plain site...these stories show people striving for more and the consequences that brings.

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