Entries by Mike Clark

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I’m looking to build my audience and I’ll do my best to make it worth your while. What do I want? Just to be able to tell you when I’ve got a new book or short story out.   What am I offering? Maybe you could be a “Beta Reader” and read my newest book […]

New Cover Art

I’m excited to launch the new cover for TPOADM today! Why’d I do it? Well, there’s a clue right on the cover…”Book One“. That might be a bit of a spoiler to those who haven’t read it, but if you’ve made it to this page, then you deserve the truth. Yes, “The Patience of a […]

Early concept art and ideas

A ghost story is a mood (or a string of them) hopefully. If you don’t feel it, then it isn’t scary, and what’s the point? When I write, I think like a director. Yes, I’d love to see my book(s) as movies. The only reason they’re books is that I didn’t go to college to […]

How I came up with the title

I didn’t have a solid idea for a title for “TPOADM” until late in the game. My working title was “Two Stones in the Grove,” and deep down I knew it didn’t roll off the tongue. After more than a year of thinking about it, TPOADM popped into my head (I don’t remember the actual […]

What makes a ghost story scary?

Roald Dahl is famous for children’s stories such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach…but he was also a big fan of ghost stories, even putting together a compilation written by many different authors called Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories. In the introduction, he describes the ingredients of a […]

Why I decided to start writing

I’m old enough now to have seen ideas get recycled in many different ways, and to be honest, I find it boring. I’m a big movie fan and I’ve seen dozens of straight-up remakes, and movies that share very similar plots. In short: cliché after cliché. Frustrated, I felt I could do better and that […]