After completing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and recognizing with sadness that the odds of his making it into outer space were relatively slim, Michael Kingswood did the next best thing - he entered the US Navy as a submarine officer. He subsequently spent twenty fun years on active duty and has recently returned to civilian life. His primarily focus in writing is Science Fiction and Fantasy, and he has written numerous stories in those genres, including The Pericles Conspiracy, The Glimmer Vale Chronicles, and the Dawn of Enlightenment series. His interest in scifi/fantasy came at an early age: he first saw Star Wars in the theater when he was three and grew up on Star Trek in syndication. The Hobbit was among the first books he recalls reading.
He holds graduate degrees in Engineering Management and Business Administration, and resides in sunny Southern California with his wife and four children. Fitting with his former service onboard Fast Attack submarines (SSNs), he does his writing on Saturdays, Sundays, and at Night.
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May 28th, 2018 | 34 mins 7 secs
audiobook, demon story, fiction, horror, literature, monster story, publishing, science fiction, writing
Back to reading What Lurks Between. This week is part two.
May 21st, 2018 | 28 mins 23 secs
character, cobra kai, fiction, karate kid, movies, writing, youtube
This week I'm diverging for a bit to talk about Cobra Kai, the awesomest new show I've seen in a while. Be warned, there are spoilers ahead.
May 14th, 2018 | 33 mins 14 secs
audiobook, demon stories, fiction, horror, literature, monster stories, publishing, science fiction, scifi, vampire stories, writing
Reading the first part of my scifi horror novella, What Lurks Between.
May 7th, 2018 | 21 mins 56 secs
action, adventure, audiobook, fantasy, fiction, literature, publishing, sword and sorcery, writing
The first chapter from Glimmer Vale, the first book in my Glimmer Vale Chronicles series.
April 30th, 2018 | 47 mins 56 secs
adventure, audiobook, crime, fantasy, fiction, literature, military fantasy, publishing, sword and sorcery, writing
Reading the last of my Larian Elesir stories, Grandfather's Pendant, a sword and sorcery novelette.
April 23rd, 2018 | 1 hr 39 secs
audiobook, crime, fiction, literature, mystery, political intrigue, publishing, scifi, writing
Reading my scifi mystery/political intrigue story, Facilitated Interrogation.
April 16th, 2018 | 24 mins 51 secs
audiobook, fiction, literature, publishing, writing
Reading my sword and sorcery short story, First Blood.
April 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 3 mins
adventure, audiobook, fiction, hunting, literature, publishing, scifi, writing
Wherein I read my scifi adventure story, So You Want To Be A Dragon Slayer.
April 2nd, 2018 | 31 mins 5 secs
action, adventure, audiobook, fantasy, fiction, military fantasy, sword and sorcery, writing
This week I'm reading my sword and sorcery short story, Measuring Up.
March 26th, 2018 | 33 mins 58 secs
Reading the rest of my musically magical novelette, A Note Of Magic.
March 19th, 2018 | 25 mins 38 secs
adventure, audiobook, fantasy, literature, magic, music, publishing, quest, writing
Reading Part Two of my musically magical novelette, A Note Of Magic
March 12th, 2018 | 27 mins 27 secs
adventure, audiobook, fantasy, fiction, literature, magical, music, mystical, writing
Wherein I read the first part of my fantasy novelette, A Note Of Magic.
March 5th, 2018 | 31 mins 22 secs
audiobook, fantasy, fiction, humorous, literature, romantic, short story, writing
This week I'm reading my semi-romantic, kind of humorous fantasy story: Brother In Law, Brother In Blood.
February 26th, 2018 | 14 mins 57 secs
anthology, fiction, literature, novelette, super hero
Wherein I discuss an Anthology I participated in a while back, and explain myself. Because it needs explaining.
February 19th, 2018 | 19 mins 19 secs
audiobook, dark humor, horror, literature, michael kingswood, podcast, science fiction, short story, zombie
Reading my darkly humorous zombie story, A Chat Before Dinner.
February 5th, 2018 | 38 mins 39 secs
adventure, alien, audiobook, exobiology, fiction, literature, science fiction, space opera, writing
In which I read my science fiction short story, The Blob On The Rock.