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Mike Mehalek writes fast-paced lyrical books that can be enjoyed with one reading but have enough substance for re-reading. He brings stories to life that demand to be told, regardless of the hopes/dreams/fears/desires of his characters--the Story first--always the Story.

In 2008 Mike earned his masters degree in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mike Mehalek AKA Tricky AKA Trickywriter is back from the dead

Hi everyone,

Seems like I've been on hiatus from the blogging world for quite some time. That is because I have been!

The last entry I had on  livejournal, dated April,  10, 2008, was one of those silly online quizzes--the end result of that particular quiz determined what would appear on my tombstone.  Ironically, I died from the online world and a few people may  have had concerns that I died in the "real world too."
Well like Lazarus, I'm back among the living, with a new outlook, a new home, a new hobby or two and a new hope for humanity.  I've been writing (maybe even publishing a few small things here and there) and reading the way I should have been reading all along as a person who identifies himself as a writer.

So what better way to demonstrate this celebration than with a blog?  Not just any blog, a better blog--I'm not sure I completely even knew what blogging was back when I started--a writer's blog.

Granted, there are probably millions of writing blogs in some shape or form--a quick Google search
returned "about 69,000,000 results (0.29 seconds)--so I've attempted to make mine different from those.

The focus will be to discuss areas of interests for writers who feel that they have moved beyond the realm of amateur but have not quite made the break into the business.  I am a jack-of-all-trades-type and my blog will certainly have that feel to it.  Topics will include book reviews, snippets of writing history, random trivia--great for writing and also winning Stump! Trivia--and any other topics that tickle-my-fancy from what is happening in the industry to interviews discussions with fellow writers.
Most importantly, this blog is to remind you that you are not alone in the often lonely road to publication.

Thanks for talking the time to stop by!  Come back and visit!  We'll chat soon.

-Tricky (AKA Mike Mehalek)


  1. Love the new blog and the new focus. We inbetweeners need to support each other.

    Looking forward to reading your thoughts during this exciting time in the writing industry!


  2. Welcome back, Sexy Bit--er, Tricky!