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BIG NEWS!!! Overlords Book Four Is Off to the Editor!

Mike has finally finished his long awaited fourth installment to his Overlords Fantasy Book Series. The novel comes in at a whopping 812 pages and 192,262 words! Rest assured, Mike's editor, Laura Vadney, may have a say in its size, but she's ready to get started on the manuscript that Mike delivered to her on March 15th. Look for lots of Overlords information from here on in, including the cover design reveal, book name, new author head shots, etc. Mike's hoping to release his book at this year's Rhode Island Comic Con, November 1st. Stay tuned!

Joseph G. Luther School Visit

On March 1st, 2019, Mike visited the Joseph G. Luther School in Swansea, RI, teaching three session of students the finer points of character creation, world building, and creating stories using plot points. After the brief talk, Mike led the kids in a fun-filled and raucous Monster Creation Session. The children had a great time, as you can see! Click here for more photos of Mike's visit.

 

 

The 6th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo

On December 1, 2018, Mike joined over 130 of his fellow ARIA friends at the 6th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo. The free event was held at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, RI and will showcased local talent of all genres.  The event included presentations and panel discussions, live radio interviews by WEMF Boston, a Writer's Resource Area, an interactive Children's Corner, fantastic raffle prizes, and even a visit from Santa! Pictured with Mike is horror writer, Christa Carmen, NASA scientist, Kim Arcand, and headliner Rebecca Harrington.

  

Rhode Island Comic Con

On November 2nd to 4th, 2018, Mike attended Rhode Island Comic Con in Providence, RI along with eleven of his fellow Association of Rhode Island Authors! Like last year, Mike was on an Exploring Real World Conflicts in Otherworldly Settings: The Intersection of Storytelling and Morality in Science Fiction panel and sold Overlords books to a whole new set of fans. As you can see, there was plenty of fun to go around!

  

Upcoming Winter School Visits

Mike's going to be very busy the first few months of 2019, making visits to the Joseph G. Luther School (Swansea, MA) and Pawcatuck Middle School (Pawcatuck, CT), as well running a Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop at the Barrington (RI) Public Library and presenting Social Networking, Self-Marketing, and Self-Promotion at the Warwick (RI) Public Library. Though he's booking up fast, there's still time to schedule Mike to visit your school or library. Here's a collection of photos from schools he's visited in the past:

  

 

 

Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival

Can you say, what an awesome book event??? When you throw horror writers like Joe Hill, Chrisopher Golden, Rio Youers, Paul Trembley, Kristin Dearborn, and so many more, into a FREE book event at the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival, how can you NOT have an unbelievable event. It was great catching up with all of my horror friends and I'm already looking forward to more events with them in the coming year.

 

From Writing to Teacher

From time to time, Mike guest blogs on other literary and author sites.  A few weeks ago he guest blogged on the Fictional Cafe's site with an article titled "From Writing to Teaching."  Mike talks about giving back to the community while expanding your writing portfolio.

The Big Apple Comic Con!!!

On March 11th and 12th, 2017, Mike participated in the Big Apple Comic Con with six fellow Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City!  The Overlords fared well in its first exposure to the Big Apple, selling books and making more contacts in the Con world. Mike was also part of a panel discussion called, "World Building in Science Fiction and Fantasy: The Essentials" and even attended Big Apple Comic Con's creator Mike Carbonaro's wedding!  Here are some pictures from the weekend.  Visit Mike's Big Apple Comic Con Facebook Photo Album to see even more photos.

   

 

Calling All School Teachers and Librarians!

We want to help your students and patrons get the creative juices flowing! The Overlords are in the process of booking school visits, library presentations, workshops, and book fairs via our self-publishing consultancy, Self Publishing Insight. We are able to offer creative writing workshops for pre-teens and teens (adults are welcome as well!) at your local school or library. If you are interested in having an enthusiastic, published author come to your school or library for a dynamic presentation, please let us know! Feedback from your peers has been very positive and you can find more information under the Overlord Enterprises link.  Please visit our Self Publishing Insight Facebook Page to see pictures of past events and to get the most up to date information. 

Located outside of our local area? Look for our virtual, interactive presentation options, Skype and Author, and much more ... coming soon!

Bookings happen all year on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are a school or library please ask us about profit sharing from book sales! To book author J. Michael Squatrito for your event please send an email to Mike (at) The-Overlords (dot) com.