The Making of Michael Bishop
A Realm Walker Short Story
Genre: urban fantasy, dark fantasy
Date of Publication: August 30, 2014
Number of pages: 20
Book Description: Keep your distance. Don't look him in the eye. Feed him and leave.
Michael D'Augustino is a priest in the time of the Inquisition. Marked as weak for his refusal to torture those charged with sorcery, heresy, devil worship or worse, he's given another task. Feed the prisoner in the cell in the darkest corner of the dungeon. With the edict comes a set of instructions.
Ever obedient, Michael does exactly as he is told. Until the night his charge doesn't eat and Michael has to enter the cell to find out why. Instead of the beast he believes to be imprisoned there, he finds a man. A broken, tormented man who asks for help.
But all is not as it seems and, before the night is through, Michael will be changed forever.
Kathleen Collins has been writing since Kindergarten. And while her ability has drastically improved, her stories are still about monsters and the people who play with them.
The rare instances that she actually finds some spare time, she spends it playing with her two boys. Three if you count her husband.
She is currently hard at work on her next book.
My Favorite Thing About Writing
There are many things I like about writing. Of course, there would have to be or no one would do it. The ability to create worlds that bend to my will, to bring life to characters that surprise me with their actions, to put on paper all the things that run around in my imagination, all of these are reasons I love to write, that I have to write. But my very favorite thing is the responses I get from readers.
Sometimes it’s email, sometimes it’s blog comments or Facebook posts or even a tweet. But nothing makes me happier than a reader telling me they loved my book or my characters. Well, almost nothing. Even better is seeing a tweet or a Facebook post where someone is recommending my books to their friends.
Because that makes me happy, I also take the time to write to authors I admire. I take the time to recommend books that I love to other people. And I encourage you to do the same. And on that note, some of my favorite books:
The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
The Cassie Palmer series by Karen Chance
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
What are some of your favorites or just something you’ve read recently that you really liked?