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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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Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Tricky Writing Quiz

Think you are good at grammar?  Do you want to show you're old English teachers who said the only thing worthwhile that you will ever say is, "Do you want fries with that" wrong? Are you bored sh!tless in the office, or maybe you need moment to break away from your Facebook or Twitter addiction?

Then look no further.  The quiz below will challenge you English prowess and help to pass the time until it's time to do whatever it is you do.


While the following quiz is not my own, it is very tricky indeed.  Okay, it was sort of tricky.

Click for quiz: http://www.proprofs.com

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Only Human Appendix excerpt

Below is an excerpt from my novel Only Human.  This selection is from the appendix, written by the character Kevin, describing his observations/hypothesis of dragon microbiology.  It's very different from Chapter One that I posted earlier.  You don't have to know or read any of this to enjoy the story, but I wanted to create and include something like this for readers who might have a thirst to learn a bit more about dragon lore, society, and physiology as it relates to my mythology.

I'd love to see your thoughts
Micro Biology

Monday, July 2, 2012

Only Human

Hello there!

Here is the first chapter to my urban fantasy manuscript Only Human.  I'm sure that there will be tweaks and changes as time goes by, but this is a relatively clean version to give you a feel for the style and form of the story.

You can use the controls to zoom and scroll.

I hope you enjoy.

-Tricky (Mike)

First Chapter 07 02 2012