Michael A. Rothman – Author, Engineer, Prankster, Parent, and husband.
[Edited June 23rd, 2012]
Ok, let’s face it. Anyone who knows me would be shocked to hear I am blogging. I am highly opinionated when it comes to technology and children’s education, but channel that energy into technical writing (co-written several technology-based books, written technical journal articles, and hold 100′s of issued patents).
Yet here I am, blogging and writing Epic Fantasy books? I know, I can barely believe it myself. ;-)
My first novel, HEIRS OF PROPHECY, was published earlier this year. The second novel, TOOLS OF PROPHECY, is being released on schedule July 1st (Kindle/Nook) and August 1st (Hardcover/Paperback).
I have also finished a prequel novel which focuses on some of the time immediately before the time of HEIRS OF PROPHECY. This book, will hopefully be released for the holiday season in the end of 2012. I am actually very proud of this novel, I think for those of you who were clamoring for more details on some of the denizens of Trimoria, you will find out a lot of things in the novel PRINCESS INTERRUPTED.
Also very proud of the cover that was just revealed. [Yes, its my design, but thanks to Paul Pederson for the actual artwork. He constantly amazes me...]
I am busily working on novel number four while the acquisition editor glares at me with a whip in her hand, waiting for the completed work…
This novel has a working title of LORDS OF PROPHECY and will be the concluding novel of the main Prophecies trilogy. Yes, I will be tying up any lose ends that were part of the main storyline. You won’t be left wondering about too much. However…
I’ll be frank and let you know that I have quite a bit more directions for the land of Trimoria and how our favorite characters can evolve. There are many things that were not part of the storyline, but let’s call it part of the background that begs for storylines unto themselves. Would you want to know more about the Ta’ah? What about those dark elves that make cameo appearances – the followers of Lilith? When you read the prequel, you will also learn that the Princess has some missions that could be explored further about how she holds the destiny of her people in her hands.
Yes – lots of directions, lots of stories, only one me. I did promise my wife though that I would only explore beyond the first series of 4 books if they proved to be commercially viable and that is up to you my friends, the readers.
If you explore the site, you will see that I have posted examples of the artwork/covers for the novels. You’ll also see my quips of “wisdom” occasionally and maybe even an occasional venting session.
All of my books will be available in both EBook and hardcover/paperback versions.
They will certainly be available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and also order-able (possibly stocked) at your local bookstores (if you have any left in your area).
The prequel novel (3rd novel), PRINCESS INTERRUPTED, is in the editing phase and once complete, will be sent out to all the industry review types. I hope to be able to post the reviews as they come in. If things go as planned, I hope the novel comes out by the end of the year.
One more thing – for those who wonder about all those recipes and why does this would-be fiction writer have them on his blog, the answer is simple.
I enjoy cooking. In fact am pretty good at it, and I’ve been harassed for recipes over the years, so I started to write stuff down. In hindsight, I find that it’s sometimes easier to look at my own written down recipes instead of trying to remember the items I need. I try hard to make the recipes accurate, easy to read, and geared toward the novice.
If you enjoy the recipes, I am happy to put more up, but otherwise I will probably do it on-demand or when the fancy strikes me.
Enjoy the site and keep reading and cooking.