Mike Shelton, how long have you been writing?
I have been writing since I was in the third grade. My first series, The Cremelino Prophecy was actually written and re-written many times over about a 20 year period. I got really serious about two years ago and started going through the editing process and getting my first books out in 2016.
Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.
I was born in California. I now live in North Carolina, but are looking to move back to the Portland Oregon area where we used to live and where most of our family lives.
How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?
I write about things that I would like to read. I have always read a lot. so if I like the idea and would read it, I figure others might want to also.
Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?
Going through he editing process has been very hard for me. I think (or at least hope) that I am getting better each time I write a book – however I would much rather be writing than editing or promotion!
What is the name of your book?
I currently have 6 books out that cover two different series as well as two prequel novellas (one for each series). I would recommend starting with the first book in my latest series, THE DRAGON ORB.
Tell us more about it. Perhaps a backcover blurb.
The fate of a kingdom rests on the shoulders of three young wizards who couldn’t be more different.
Bakari is a brilliant scholar wizard who’s more at home in a library than a battlefield. Alli is a beautiful young battle wizard whose grace in battle is both enchanting and deadly. Roland is a counselor wizard with a seemingly limitless depth of untapped power — and the ego to match it.
As the magical barrier protecting the kingdom of Alaris from dangerous outsiders begins to fail, and a fomenting rebellion threatens to divide the country in a civil war, the three wizards are thrust into the middle of a power struggle.
When the barrier comes down, the truth comes out. Was everything they were taught about their kingdom based on a lie? Will they all choose to fight on the same side, or end up enemies in the battle over who should rule Alaris?
Do you have a favorite character, why?
I have three main characters int eh book and I like them all for different reasons. I like my main characters to have some flaws, which each of them do, and struggle with something, but in the end I want the reader to be connected with them.
What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?
Do you have any promotions going on right now?
My two prequels, Prophecy of the Dragon and The Blade and the Bow are always free. Besides that, the other books are all 2.99.
Here is my review: 5 out of 5*
The Dragon Orb by Mike Shelton is a splendid story for YA, pre-teen and adult alike.
I so enjoyed this well written story with magic and magic users. The erray of characters are remarkable and different sub stories well worth your time.
Roland is a young man been train to become a counselor wizard, he is also cookie and inmature though he has more power than many have seen for centuries.
Alli is a young woman being train as a War Wizard. She has to much power for one so young and immature as she is. Her and Roland’s tutors are over their head with this youth until there are force to unite forces or died.
I really like the descriptions in this book they seem so inspired and it make you feel like you are part of the scene no just looking into it. A breath of fresh air and a lot of imagination that is what you’ll find between the pages of this high fantasy tale. New concepts and new possibilities also bade the flavor of this tale. If you want to read a high fantasy that it hasn’t been used to many times yet, this is the book for you. Awesome job Shelton.
Where can we find your book?