Author Archives: Michael Merriam

A Bunch of New Appearances on the Schedule!

Hello Friends and Readers I have a number of new appearance and events I will be at this fall and one extra special event next August! First up: Murder, Airships, and Tea! A steampunk literature reading with Catherine Lundoff of … Continue reading

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Worldcon and the Hugo Awards

Now that Worldcon and the Hugo Awards are over, I’d like to talk to you, the Science Fiction and Fantasy author/writers who: 1: Couldn’t go to Worldcon in Ireland this year, watched from afar (or at least on the screen … Continue reading

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35 DEAD IN…

BANG A gunman opened fire today… BANG Information is sketchy… BANG Armed with an AR-15… BANG Mass confusion, police on the scene… BANG Our thoughts and… BANG Let’s not politicize this tragedy… BANG Guns don’t kill people… BANG The problem … Continue reading

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KO-FI GOAL REWARD STORY: A HOT CUP AT THE LAST STATION

Wow. Yesterday I posted to my Ko-Fi that I needed a little help with some unexpected financial issues that hit us this month. I set a modest goal of $50 and promised I’d post an out-of-print piece of fiction at … Continue reading

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Buy Me A (Bunch of) Coffee

Life has thrown some unfortunate twists at me and my family, so I’ve decided to set up a goal on my Ko-Fi. Any help is appreciated and if we hit the $50 goal, I will post an out-of-print piece of … Continue reading

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Snakes, Revolvers, and Shovels

Story time, y’all. I was engaged in a conversation recently about how parents deal with children who are distressed in the middle of the night, whether a nightmare, some other fear inducing situation, or other emergency. This brought to mind … Continue reading

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Appearing at The Loft Wordplay.

Catherine Lundoff and I will reading from the Queen of Swords press anthology SCOURGE OF THE SEAS OF TIME (AND SPACE) on May 12th at 2:00 PM on the Target Stage as part of The Loft Word Play. Please come … Continue reading

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No Longer Home

Here is the piece I performed this week at the Not-So-Silent Planet Spec Fic open mic. After a good 4 year run, this was the last time NSSP will be at Kieran’s Irish Pub. I wrote this specifically for the … Continue reading

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New Announced Appearance

Confirmed – I will be the The Loft Literary Center newest book festival Wordplay on May 11th and 12th in Minneapolis.  I will be reading with Catherine Lundoff and Queen of Swords Press on Sunday the 12th at 2 pm on the … Continue reading

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New Appearances in 2019

Hey, Everyone! Here is a list of conventions and other events Michael will be attending! I will update this list as we add things, so make sure you check back and navigate to the Appearances page! 13 Gears  is an eclectic … Continue reading

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