Fires of New SUN

by Michael Kinch December 12, 2011

I got my first review of THE FIRES OF NEW SUN (Book 2 in the BLENDING TIME trilogy by Flux Books). “For great action, this can’t be beat.” — KIRKUS REVIEWS The Kindle version comes out Jan. 1; the paperback comes out on Jan. 8. And I just finished the manuscript of Book-3. Whew! Happy [...]

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Fantasy vs. Reality in Y.A. Novels

by Michael Kinch November 24, 2011

I have a love-hate relationship with Fantasy. I loved the world of fantasy as a child. Dragons, witches, ghosts, werewolves, things that go bump in the night. But I also got kicked in the teeth when I discovered the world of fantasy and magic lay beyond my flesh-and-blood life. When I discovered Santa was not [...]

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What’s Going to be the new Trend in YA?

by Michael Kinch November 13, 2011

When I wrote the first book in my Blending Time trilogy, the agent liked it because the dystopian genre was wide open. Little did I know that The Hunger Games would open a Pandora’s box of dystopian of dystopain novels. At the time my agent said he was getting to many queries about vampire and [...]

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Writing a Novel: beginnings, middles, endings.

by Michael Kinch November 1, 2011

I’ve heard writers say that the easiest parts of their books are the beginnings and endings. They know where they want to start, and they can see a clear ending. The middle, for many, is the hard part. It’s not too hard to create a dynamite beginning and ending (drama, flash, romance, mayhem, whatever) but [...]

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Librarians don’t mess around

by Michael Kinch October 9, 2011

“I really didn’t realize the librarians were, you know, such a dangerous group. … You think they’re just sitting at the desk, all quiet and everything. They’re like plotting the revolution, man. I wouldn’t mess with them.” –Michael Moore

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“Blending Time” as a High School Discussion Book

by Michael Kinch October 7, 2011

It seems a couple of high schools have chosen “The Blending Time” as a discussion book for their students. I didn’t expect that to happen, but am pleased because I think the book (and the rest of the trilogy) has a lot of social issues that teens should be concerned with and discuss. The book [...]

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Cowgirls, Critters, & Cusses– great writing material

by Michael Kinch October 5, 2011

Just got back from a camping and ranch vacation in Wyoming and had a blast. Did a ranch photoshoot and had to get up at 5:00 each morning to catch the sunrise on pounding herds of horses and wranglers–cowboys and cowgirls. Dramatic stuff. Did the same a sunset to catch that ‘golden light.’ In the [...]

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by Michael Kinch September 6, 2011

Heading for Wyoming for a photoshoot (cowboys, wild horses) on and near a ranch at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains. Will be camping in Yellowstone and my wife will be chasing Elk, moose, and bison with her camera at sunup when it’s freezing cold. Guess who will be lugging camera equipment behind. We love [...]

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ARC of FIRES OF NEW SUN in print

by Michael Kinch August 31, 2011

The Advanced Readers’ Copies (ARCs) of THE FIRES OF NEW SUN are printed and will be sent to reviewers during the first week of September. I hope the reviewers will rave about how wonderful the book is… or at least give it a halfway decent review! Time will tell. FIRES OF NEW SUN is the [...]

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