Unbound (Songs of Chaos #2) & Fantasy with Michael R. Miller!

March 11, 2022
Hosted by Diane Dewey

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This week on Dropping In, we have Scottish author Michael Miller. He began writing his debut book, The Reborn King, when he was 10. In 2015 he renewed his writing efforts and released The Reborn King in November of that year. Since then he has sold over 200,000 books, hit numerous Amazon bestselling charts. He has worked at Bloomsbury Publishing and co-founded the digital publisher Portal Books. His new award-winning series, Songs of Chaos, begins a new type of dragon rider epic fans of Eragon, How to Train Your Dragon, and Pern are sure to love. Join us Friday! 11 am EST Michael R. Miller in conversation with his fans about his books, fantasy, and what they all might mean. Also, how does one build a career out of such an outright passion? How could you ask for more? A little bit abut his writing from Michael's Homepage; HELLO FANTASY FANS! My goal has always been to write the books I’d want to read - to take the best of what’s been done before and spin it into something new. My hope is to write stories that take you in and spark your own imagination as my favourite reads did for me. Drop in with us to hear Michael speak about his works!

Dropping In

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Drop in to the dream of becoming an author. How does the book publishing business actually work? If you’re ready to tell your story, what’s the best way to do it? Do you need help crafting this tale? What about workshopping – is that helpful? When are you ready to show your work to a developmental or copy editor? The time may be now. If you’ve finished your manuscript, what are the next steps? Place your book in the context of the marketplace and decide, who is your audience? What’s the best platform to publish your work? Podcast, electronic or paper bound book? Are you well-versed in developing your book proposal? That means having your agent pitch down. Once you’ve secured an agent, what’s the optimal venue to get your book published, with all the support it needs to be seen and heard in media outlets? Whether through traditional, hybrid, indie presses, or a combination, we’ll bring you the experts in the fields of book coaching, agenting, editing, legal advice, publishing, and publicists, plus resources on the craft of writing. No matter what route you take, your best bet is to get educated. Drop in to how stories are made. In the end, we’ll all become stories. —Margaret Atwood

Diane Dewey

My most pressing question has always been about identity: Who am I? Growing up near Philadelphia with my adoptive family, my genetic identity was hidden. Then, my Swiss biological father, Otto, contacted me when I was age forty-seven in 2002. I’d been told by my adoptive parents that my biological parents were dead, supposedly to protect me. Meeting Otto upended my life. Through him, I met my German biological mother’s family to discover that her story too, had been changed; that she’d not wanted to surrender me and she’d searched for me all her life. Finding my truth was essential.

Based on my experience I am excited to talk to people about their own search for identity. My education includes a BA from Villanova University, a certificate from the Art Institute of Philadelphia and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. I’ve worked for The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The SoHo Partnership and the National Academy of Design and have studied writing through New York University’s Continuing Education program. As an entrepreneur, I founded my art appraisal business, The Realization of Art in 2006. My non-fiction writing has been published in Shared Space, a monograph, and in Artes online magazine. Writing workshops worldwide have given me the chance to learn and hone my craft. My first book, “Fixing the Fates,” was awarded the National Non-Fiction Author’s Association Silver Medal and the Living Now Award.

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