New Release: Infernal Gates

Ethan Freeman, ex-Special Forces Ranger, wakes up to discover he is the sole survivor of a fiery commercial airline crash that killed his entire family.  His nightmare is only beginning when he becomes the FBI’s prime suspect.  Only Ethan knows he’s not a cold-hearted murderer, but he has no idea what happened to him–and why …

Intrerview with Pam Thibodeaux Owner of The Wordsmith Journal

Tell us a little about Pam Thibodeaux. Well Michael, first let me Thank You! for having me as your guest today. Not sure what you’€™d like to know but on a personal level, I am a mother, grandmother and confirmed Christian. Professionally, I have worked in various jobs from cashier in fast food chains and …

Interview with Thomas Umstattdt, Jr. of Castle Media

1. What are the 3 most important things an unknown published author can do to get noticed and sell more books? 1. Build an email newsletter,   2. Create a website to grow the email newsletter 3   Thrill your email subscribers.   There is nothing more  powerful  for an author than a list of thousands of people who have …

Why I Write “€œFat” Books Instead of “€œThin”€ Ones

goldfish jumping out of the water

Someone once said, “€œInside every fat book is a thin book trying to get out . . .”€ I can’€™t help myself–€”I write “€œfat”€ books! I’€™ve tried to write books under one hundred thousand words, but no matter how hard I try, I just can’€™t seem to lose the weight. My very first novel started …

Why Did A NY Literary Agent Agree to Represent An Unknown Author?

Victory in obtaining an agent

Don Maass was doing a pre-conference seminar: Writing the Break-Out Novel.  I had no idea who he was, but the day-long seminar sounded interesting, so I signed up, along with over 500 other writers. I’€™d brought the novel I was working on, Infernal Gates, with me and made furious notes for eight hours.  Whew!  That was the BEST …

Where Did I Find My Literary Agent?

Dream Big

In the summer of 2009 I was finishing up my fifth novel and wondering if I would ever make it as a full time writer.   I’€™d first decided that writing would be an awesome way to make a living over thirty years ago.   I dabbled with some poetry, short stories, and the rough outline of …

How a Publishing Contest Changed My Life

Writing Contest

Hi everyone.  Welcome to my brand new website and my brand new blog.  My name is Michael Webb and I live in Charlotte, North Carolina with my wife and our parrot. Last August I entered a contest sponsored by Risen Books on a whim and submitted a novel I’€™d written in 1998-1999.  Much to my surprise, it won!  When I …