I can write, and I can take photographs, but do not ask me to be in front of the camera! This results. Actually, what I do is pull screenshots out of video clips I’m in. This makes it always look like I’m about to say something. That’s because I am!
A little about the guy sometimes masquerading as Mike Fook…
Born: 1966 in Western Pennsylvania
Places Lived: New York City, Miami, Tampa, Honolulu, Lahaina (Maui), all over Thailand
Countries Visited: Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, Laos, Burma, Malaysia, Cambodia
Education: MA in counseling psychology (rehabilitation counseling)
Authors I Enjoy: Laura Lovic-Lindsay, Cormac McCarthy, Jack London, Hunter S. Thompson, Joseph Conrad, Tom Clancy (in the past), Anthony Burgess, Lee Child, Ken Kesey, Chuck Palahniuk, Thomas Harris (Hannibal).
Writing Career: I was about 38 when I realized – I have a lot to say. I averaged writing over 1 million words per year for three years. I started writing articles to fill dozens of websites I created with many different topics. At one time I had over eighty functioning websites. Today – maybe thirty sites are still active. Recently I slowed down a lot so I could figure out what to focus on. I like fiction somewhat. I like free writing about whatever pisses me off – more. Still, fiction pays the bills and I’ll be writing more over the next couple of years.
You know how when you first start writing, you don’t really know if people are into it or not? You need that one pat on the back that makes it all worthwhile – and sometimes it never comes. Mine came from a guy that was still a stranger to me at the time. He wrote me an email and left a review on one of my books that really shook me up. Considering what he’s done in life, it was impossible to ignore what he said – he loved my first fiction book. That was a major pat on the back, and kick in the ass. I realized that if he liked what I wrote – I’m writing amazing stuff! So, though he credits me with inspiring him to start writing books – he inspired me to keep writing them. Thanks Jim, you’re a real kick in the ass – and I needed that more than anything.
I have written millions of words for websites and hundreds of thousands of words for books published at Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, and others.
I write for myself, and for my readers. I don’t usually accept writing projects. There’s little I’m excited about writing for others. You can see the topics I have some expertise at, and enjoy writing about, here.
My writing samples are listed here. This also includes some of the books I’ve written. Please don’t ask me to edit or proofread anything. I’m not an editor. I create pieces, I don’t fix them.
Here is a link to websites I’ve created.
Cheers! And, oh yeah, if you’re thinking about writing a book – GET TO IT! WRITE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT!