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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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.
January 30th, 2018 | 16 mins 55 secs
alien invasion, audiobook, fiction, literature, science fiction, short story, unintended consequences, writing
A little late on this one. This week I'm reading another short story. This one is science fiction: Star Light, Star Bright.
January 22nd, 2018 | 15 mins 39 secs
audiobook, dark humor, fantasy, horror, literature, michael kingswood, short story
Reading a dark but funny short story - Who Ate My Sock?
January 15th, 2018 | 24 mins 5 secs
crime, fiction, justice, literature, michael kingswood, science fiction, short story
Reading my short story, The Memory Of Justice.
January 8th, 2018 | 20 mins 15 secs
audiobook, fantasy, literature, publishing, short story, writing
Reading a short story I wrote a few years back. It's a cheerful tale of assassination. Perfect for your listening pleasure.
January 1st, 2018 | 19 mins 18 secs
adventure, fantasy, fiction, publishing, romantic, sword and sorcery, writing
Happy New Year! Time for a short story!
December 25th, 2017 | 52 secs
A quick Christmas message
December 18th, 2017 | 14 mins 41 secs
business, philosophy, writing
Taking a break from reading stories to talk a little philosophy of writing.