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Independently Published

When I independently published Adam Parker and the Radioactive Scout, I had a 15-25% opinion of that decision as I was giving up on finding an established publisher. I sent out many queries for the first Adam Parker novel and received no interest. But I spent months, possibly years on that book and I hated leaving my fate in the hands of people subjectively deciding to say yes or no. So, I independently published the book. But even that grandiose, ego-inflating decision was sowed in seeds of doubt.

The second book in the Adam Parker Mystery series, Adam Parker and the High School Bully, had a similar path as its predecessor. I queried more people...a lot more, and still nothing. But the decision to independently publish felt right because I already did it with the first book. I felt an ownership of Adam and friends. They were my creation and I'm going to take care of them. But, that doubt persisted. Maybe around 10% now.

And here we are with Paradoxed. My latest entry in the independently publishing world. This time we've got a novella that was once part of a large anthology book. I queried. Sent out. Received some not-so-much canned replies. That was encouraging. But again, no bites. Again, my decision to independently publish came to me and this time, the doubt is probably at 2%. (Let's be honest, the doubt never leaves)

This long blog is to announce a new story out from me! It's available on Kindle and in paperback. It's a tight 97 pages and I hope you like it. Here's a description and a link to where you can purchase it, if interested. Tell your friends!

Paradoxed - Novella by Michael Field
Dusty and Phil decide to give their best friend, Mason the birthday celebration of a lifetime by taking him to their old haunt when they were teenagers in the 80s. The arcade! Closed for some time now, the people are gone, but the games remain and when they accidentally discover a time-portal, their lives are never the same.


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