Michael A. Rothman – Author, Engineer, Cook, Prankster, Parent, and husband.
(Updated November 3rd, 2013)
I’ve been writing throughout my career as an engineer, however my writing had been relegated to technical books and technical magazine articles. Heck, you might even find a couple of those musty tomes still for sale if you look hard enough.
With my foray into epic fantasy, I’ve shed the shackles of technical writing and created novels that I hope will be attractive to a much wider audience.
I’ve always admired truly epic tales. You know the ones I mean. The book you crack open, wander through and utterly get immersed in. The story takes you on twists and turns you never expected, run into dead-ends that make you wheel your arms backward to prevent you from falling into an endless abyss. By the time you reach what you think is the end, you’ve read hundreds of pages and realize the end is really only the beginning of the story.
You close the book and wonder out loud. “Do I have the next book? Is it out yet?”
My goal with HEIRS OF PROPHECY was to make a story that would allow a younger audience access to such a tale. Along with that story, the remainder of the trilogy (TOOLS OF PROPHECY & LORDS OF PROPHECY) has also been released.
I’d wanted to further explore one of the female characters since the series was published and with a little cajoling by some of the readers, as of October 1st, 2013, PRINCESS INTERRUPTED was released. It is a prequel to the main Prophecies series and focuses on Arabelle and establishes how she became who she is.
Oh – one more thing. My wife thinks I’m nuts, but I’ve already outlined another epic fantasy series, set in the modern world. It falls squarely into the contemporary fantasy category, but I believe readers of my prior books will appreciate that there will be familiar threads that they’ll be able to relate to, and we might even have an opportunity to explore a cast of characters they’ve been previously introduced to. I’ll update my BIO when things become more real on that or I have other things to announce.
On my blog, you might see recipes pop up on occasion. Don’t be so surprised – I’ve done my stint behind plenty of commercial kitchens and when inspired, I’ll share some of the recipes I’ve accumulated.
In the meantime, if you want to see my ramblings, I lurk at the following social media portals: