Boy, it’s been a busy season for me, so much so, I had to drop my plans to participate in the A to Z Challenge and put my blogging on hold during April—and it’s not looking too good for May, either. I did, however, manage to squeeze out a satirical “Z” post on the 30th (for Zolpidem Tartrate), which congratulated all those who succeeded, and suggested a much-deserved rest—courtesy of Ambien.
Thus, I would be remiss if I didn’t muster up at least a fanfare of fireworks for the release of a 24th—yes, you read that correctly—a twenty-fourth book by my good friend and author, R. Mac Wheeler. That’s quite a milestone, folks. I’m still struggling with my first.
Take a look at them all! Catchy covers, intriguing titles, great content…what more could a reader want?
Mac is a writer extraordinaire whose style spans several genres, from Speculative to Paranormal, Fantasy to Sci-Fi, even a place in the Contemporary Fiction niche. He spins tales around rich, gritty characters with plenty of baggage, putting them through a bit more grief than they can handle, with a tone that leans toward the sarcastic and passive-aggressive.
His latest endeavor, New Order Apocalypse 3, enjoyed its release on May 5th, and is currently on sale through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. When you buy your copy (and heck, why not make it a complete set with New Order Apocalyspe and New Order Apocalypse 2?), make sure to drop by his Goodreads page—I’m sure he’d love to hear from you.
I recently asked Mac how he does it; how is he able to produce such a consistent and prolific body of work? His answer came with a humble wink that I’ve come to realize is Mac:
“We hermits find plenty of time to write…and write…”
And that seems to be the key to his success. Just write. Then write some more.
But I’d be hard-pressed to call Mac a hermit. Sure, we all isolate when we sit and scribe, but on his off-time, Mac fosters rescued pit bulls for his local advocacy group, Rugaz Rescues, as well as raises his own girls, Molly, Lucy, and Gracie, who keep him rather busy on scenic walkabouts. He loves it, though, as it allows him to perfect his photography skills. You must hop over and view a few of his Sunday Safari features. The man is a multi-talent!
So take a moment from your busy day and click on the links below. Keep a look-out for New Order Apocalypse 3, but with twenty-three other titles, there’s sure to be something to whet your appetite.
ML Swift is a writer of Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult fiction, although he dabbles in many genres.
An Alzheimer’s caregiver for the past ten years, he has published several articles on The Alzheimer’s Reading Room, the largest online website catering to that community, and plans to write a novel about his experience in caregiving.
He resides in Florida with his dogs, Rameses and Buster, attempting to reclaim his side of the bed.
21 thoughts on “Meet Author R. Mac Wheeler”
Sorry you missed the Challenge, but you probably still have your sanity…
You can’t keep what you never had! 😉 Thanks for dropping by, Alex.
LOL at Alex’s comment. So much truth… 😛
Good to hear from you, Mike! I miss you when you’re not around.
Congrats on #24, Mac. That’s a real accomplishment!
Love the glasses on the dog. 🙂
Hey Melissa, and I hope all is going well with your release of Come Back. All my writerly friends are releasing titles, so I figured I’d better re-prioritize and get in on the action. Plus, a million other non-writerly things pull at me. Thanks for coming over during what I know must be a busy and exciting time for you!
Thanks. (They’re Doggles…for her motorcycling)
Doggles. Love it.
I don’t know what amazes me more about Mac…his prolific set of titles; his willingness to offer a hand when asked; or his amazingly beautiful dogs. I have two pooches and I know how much work they are. To have so many so shiny and perfect shows Mac is the best of care takers. A hermit with a huge heart. Hugs Mac and congratulations!!
ah…yer making me blush ;O)
Isn’t he amazing? Even with the red face.
Michael…you make me sound so good, I’ll have to try one of my books. I appreciate this great shout out. You da man! Really. Nice write up. Thanks
It was the least I could do, Mac. Congrats!
That’s a lot of books, Wheeler. Hermit-ing is working for you. 🙂
And I love his photographs too. Really stunning photos of nature.
And Mac fosters dogs too? Now I’m really impressed. I think that would be hard – with already having 3.
Congrats on number 24!
You should see them all on the motorcycle with him. Of course, Molly always wants to drive.
Hey human, Michael,
I just read a pawst about Mac over at River’s site. Yes, that River above my comment unless somebody else comments while I’m pawing this. A human of many talents and such a pawlific human to have done 24 books. My human is a virtual recluse and I keep him focused on his writing. Okay, I show him how to write. It’s a slow process.
All the beast, sorry, best, to Mac!
Oh and thanks again for not actually doing that silly alphabet challenge.
Penny, the cordial host of The Alphabark Challenge, 2014! 🙂 http://klahanie.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/the-alphabark-challenge-2014-reflection.html Sorry about the self-pawmotion 🙂
Thanks for coming by, Gary…I mean, Penny. Boy, has it been busy…not able to get online too often, but it was a pleasure to do this for Mac. Gotta get by your place soon, but until then, take care. 🙂
Very nice post. The cover on this book is eye-catching and different. I really do like it. Great of you to give your friend a shout out.
He (and all of you) are most deserving! I’ll be over to see how you’re doing, my friend. Until then, have a good one!
Egads! Twenty-four titles is a lot of impressive “butt in chair” time spent. I want to be you, Mac, when I grow up. Nice photos, too. Congrats on your new release. Nice shout out post, Mike.
Thanks, Dee, and for coming by. Been quite busy lately with other things, but need to jot you a line or two. 🙂