My Writing Influences – Alan Dean Foster

When I first started reading I gravitated to Science Fiction novels. In fact, when I was four or five, I picked up one of my parents novels and began to teach myself to read from it. No Dick, Jane and Spot for me (at least, not until I went to school). I read everything I could find that was Science Fiction. At some point, I’m not exactly sure where or even when, I discovered Alan Dean Foster. The first book of his that I read was a Pip and Flinx adventure. It was my first introduction into Dean’s Humanx Commonwealth but I was immediately hooked. From that moment forward, I eagerly scanned the shelves of bookstores, libraries and anywhere else […]

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Get Published Episode 148 – Michell Plested talks Mik Murdoch 3

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode148.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt isn’t often that I am on the receiving end of an interview but that is exactly what is happening in today’s episode. Get Published Associate Producer and my evil alter-ego, Jeff Hite talks to me about Mik Murdoch 3. It was fun being on the receiving end of an interview and talking about my process for writing the Mik Murdoch series. And while I have your attention, Mik Murdoch, The Power Within is eligible to be nominated for a Prix Aurora this year. If you are Canadian and would like to help me get my newest book into the awards, I would ask you to go to www.prixaurorawards.ca. […]

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Low Ebb

I hate being sick. One of the only things worse than being sick is being sick AND tired. Okay, so I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. Stupid cold started its merciless attack last Friday night. I immediately dosed up on vitamin C hoping against hope that I could ward off the worst of it. I was, as I usually am, wrong. But hope does spring eternal. So, I got progressively worse over the course of the weekend to the point where I stopped getting anything resembling normal sleep (which isn’t terribly normal at the best of times). Voice started to go. Crankiness (more crankiness than usual) set in. Did an interview for Get Published about Mik 3 […]

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