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Michael C. Sahd
Michael C. Sahd
  • Country: United States
  • Books: 2
  • Profession: Author
  • Born: 12 November
  • Member Since: Jul 2019
  • Profile Views: 1,252
  • Followers: 260
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    Crime Fiction Thrillers Action & Adventure Science Fiction Fantasy Horror Teen & Young Adult
BIOGRAPHY

Michael C. Sahd grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. From a young age, he read voraciously, particularly in the fields of fantasy and science fiction. Shortly after becoming a teenager, he learned to play and enjoy fantasy games such as Dungeons and Dragons. At around the same time, he began writing stories and D&D campaigns of his own.

As an adult, Michael attended the College of Santa Fe, studying in the fields of English and literature. During this time, he honed his writing skills and expanded his writing portfolio. Although he has completed numerous short stories, Assassin Marked represents his debut published work. Most recently, he published his first full-length fantasy novel, The Unfettered Child.

Currently, Michael lives with his wife and four children in a small town in Texas, where he is working on writing the next installment of The DuFonte Chronicles.

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The Unfettered Child

Publish Date: Aug 28, 2019

Genre: Action & Adventure, Fantasy

avg rating4.6 - 5 reviews on Amazon

Michael C. Sahd's Books

The Unfettered Child

The Unfettered Child

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Publication Date: Aug 28, 2019

Action & Adventure, Fantasy

4.6 (5 ratings)

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Assassin Marked (The DuFonte Chronicles Book 1)

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Publication Date: Oct 06, 2017

Crime Fiction, Thrillers, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction

4 (21 ratings)

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      • michaelcsahd 22 days AuthorAuthor
      • I have plans for many different genres, and I hope that I don't get shunted into any specific one. The Unfettered Child is a dark fantasy, and Assassin Marked is a short crime story in a sci-fi setting. I have plans for a comedic fantasy, a steam punk, and some horror stories. Nope, I don't want to focus on one at all.
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    • allauthor 22 daysAllauthor
    • Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
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      • michaelcsahd 22 days AuthorAuthor
      • I am unaware of a writer that doesn't, to some degree, incorporate their real life into their stories. In addition to incorporating places I've been into scenes, I have stolen real-life dialog as well. The relationship between Samara and Illtud, for instance, in The Unfettered Child mirrors a very traumatic experience from when I was a child, as does her amnesia. I'm not going to go into all of the details, but a lot of things in that book have something to do with my life. My characters also tend to be loosely based on people I know or have known in the past.
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    • allauthor 22 daysAllauthor
    • Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
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      • michaelcsahd 22 days AuthorAuthor
      • This has been said many times by many people, but as an author, you have to develop a thicker skin. When it comes time to market, reviews will make or break you, and reviewers won't always drop five stars in your lap. Sometimes, they may even say some hurtful things. Recently, I received a three-star review, which was well written, but complained about my writing, stating that it felt very plain and straight-forward, with lots of repetition. I, of course, can't deny that this was the case for this particular reader of my ARC, but I have since edited the book, and the final product is much better after I removed a lot of the repetitive words and improved certain areas of the book. Regardless, these words ate at me and gave that inner demon (depression) a bit of sway on me that day.

        Not everyone is going to like your story, and as a writer, you're going to have to shrug it off. That said, I can be a pretty tough reviewer myself, although I don't generally give low reviews unless poor grammar, typos, and misspellings are rampant. I'm personally very lucky to have my wife, who edits professionally, and is perhaps the best editor I've ever come across. If for some reason, I were to lose this wonderful editor (God forbid!), I would drop the money to get anything I publish professionally edited. After all, you have to spend money to make money, and doing so would help prevent some of the more terrible reviews.
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