A Time for Change . . . and a New Direction
There comes a time in everyone’s life when you have to try something new. I’m not afraid of trying, not afraid of failing. I am afraid of regrets.
Go back with me to 2009, I’ve just finished a year-long battle with colon cancer and am having a horrible time getting back into writing. I’ve lost my inspiration, my will, my drive. Cancer has sucked every ounce of fight out of me and has drained me emotionally. Over the next few months things begin to normalize, I start writing again, begin to feel like I’m regaining my creative momentum. Only something is different. I see life in a new light now, view things differently. I still love writing suspense but seem to want more. I want to touch readers on a different level, more personal, more where they are as they live life and struggle through it as I have.
It took me awhile to figure out exactly what was going on inside me but when I did I ran it past my agent and publisher and they both agreed. I needed to branch out and write something that wasn’t suspense, something that was more aimed at the heart, something that dealt with life and love, heartache and triumph. Something that could and would reach a wider audience.
So . . . I began work on my first contemporary drama, A Thousand Sleepless Nights. But there was a problem. Mike Dellosso writes suspense. Readers know that and expect that. And we didn’t want to confuse the market by throwing something totally different at them. So I assumed a pen name–Michael King.
From this point forward I will be two writers: Mike Dellosso who writes suspense, and Michael King who writes contemporary drama. How will I handle all of this? Great question.
I will eventually transition the bulk of Mike Dellosso’s writing and interaction to my Facebook author page. There I will handle all updates, giveaways, thoughts, etc. I’ll still blog right here but primarily to notify you of updates on the Facebook page.
Here’s what I’m asking of you:
- If you haven’t yet, go to Mike Dellosso’s Facebook page and “like” it. It’s the primary way you’ll receive updates when I post there. And visit often. I’ll continue to give away books and update everyone on my next suspense novel, The Prodigy.
- Visit Michael King’s blog and fill in your email address to follow via email. Peruse the site, check out the “About” page. There I will be blogging regularly (hopefully) about faith and family, life and love, heartache and triumph.
- “Like” Michael King’s Facebook page. You can do this by going to the page or from the blog (in the right sidebar).
- Please share this with your friends.
I know this is different. It’s risky. It’s bold. But it’s where my heart is taking me and where I believe God is leading me. Join me on the journey and let’s see where this crazy road will take us.
To celebrate this new direction, I’m giving away
three SIX copies of Frantic to those who visit Michael King’s blog and leave a comment. Winners will announced Friday.