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.