Suffice it to say, I am easily distracted. But, most of what I do in this blog is going to be about my two main interests: writing and woodworking. If you have an interest in either of these things, then you’ve come to the right place. Do check out the other tabs on my page where I’ll give you more insight into each of those topics, and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you.

(Photo courtesy of Robert Abe Photography)

I am nearly finished with my Sci-Fi fiction series, UNDERCURRENT. My series takes place just over a hundred years in the future in the domed, underwater city of Aquataine, which we call Baltimore today. I don’t think of these books as dystopian—merely a take on what the future could actually be like. What if the sea levels rise, far beyond what we could imagine today? What would we do? We’d build domes, of course! I wanted to imagine the technology it would take to build and live in such a city, and this has been one of the most fun aspects of this series for me.

Here’s how I imagined the layout of Aquataine: A large central dome surrounded by seven smaller ones. Though not my image, this is how I pictured the city–domes complete–ready to take on the rising waters.

Book one, simply titled, UNDERCURRENT, was published in February of 2019 and highlights the power struggle that our two political parties—the Anchor and Wave parties—face as each espouses a radically different approach to life in Aquataine. Book two, RISE OF THE WAVE (March 2020), ponders the desperation that might happen when one of those groups can’t wait any longer to get what they want. Book three, titled RAGING TORRENT at the moment, is awaiting revisions and editing. I’ve enjoyed writing this series, and frankly, I’m damn proud of how they’ve turned out. I can’t wait to read book three! Want to know more? Click here: The UNDERCURRENT Series

When I need a break from writing, it’s the wood shop on the other side of my basement writing lair that finds me closed off from the world with classic rock pumping through the speakers. I enjoy building fine furniture when I can, and most recently finished a slant-front desk out of cherry that came out fairly well. You can check out my post about that here: Federal Slant-Front Desk in Cherry.

Oh, and I still work full time. When things get too crazy, I either visit my make-believe city, or I stir up some man glitter in the wood shop. It all keeps me pretty busy, and that’s the way I like it.

All the best, Mike

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