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What is that on the horizon?

I’ve just completed a move to a new home. No more wide open prairie and great views. No more bumpy dirt road. It is hard to see the horizon from the new place, which is fitting, since I can’t see the horizon in my writing career either. Still, the road to that horizon continues as bumpy as ever. One thing is certain; there will not be a Harvest of the Heart sequel this fall. I’ve written a blog post that gives you an idea of where my head is … When Does the Comeback Begin?

A Great Weekend in Boulder!

One version of the Running Scared t-shirt. The other reads “Never Look Back.”

Congratulations to all the runners and thanks to all the volunteers and spectators!

We had had a great time on Memorial Day weekend in Boulder, CO at the Bolder Boulder Expo and 10K. Tens of thousands of people, lots of energy … overall a successful event.

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Pearl Street is an active and popular pedestrian mall where visitors enjoy a great selection of restaurants, bookstores, boutiques, and sidewalk cafes. There are art shows, craft fairs, musicians, and street performers who entertain enthusiastic crowds with their antics. Add in the Bolder Boulder Sports Expo with its hundreds of vendors/exhibitors and you won’t want to miss Memorial Day weekend in Boulder. And, this year, it was the site of the two-day launch for Running Scared!

The Running Scared collection of short fiction is an entertaining read for everyone, but it will be especially appreciated by the running community. A wide range of fascinating characters—all of them runners—deal with murder, ghosts, evil talismans, extreme weather, and mysteries galore. Selmer’s descriptive prose brings a variety of challenging settings to life and pulls the reader into the story.

See what must-read projects are in the works from Michael Selmer - Click here!

Check out this interview on Jaidis Shaw’s blog - Juniper Grove.

“Harvest of the Heart” launch a rousing success!

On January 12, the debut novel by Michael Selmer was launched with a lot of energy at the crowded Second Story bookstore in Laramie, Wyoming.

One part of the crowd at Second Story Books during the launch.

Former Wyoming gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar was the emcee for a fun evening that champagne, conversation, door prizes and the drawing for a Kindle Fire. Suzy Evans from Aurora, Ohio was the winner.

One of the most unusual door prizes was a guaranteed entry into the infamous (and full) Twin Mountain Trudge, a grueling 11 or 22-mile, mid-winter run, sans snowshoes, through the Medicine Bow National Forest, won–if that’s the right word–by Randall Six. Another was the lifetime works of Michael Selmer. Every work that the author publishes for the rest of his life will go to Katie Hogarty.

Local Authors Tamara Linse and Pembroke Sinclair came out to support a new, fellow Laramie writer.

Check out the Harvest of the Heart page for lots of purchase options. Don’t miss the Special Offer for an autographed copy.

Fan Page open for business!

To give those interested in more information about author Michael Selmer, a Fan Page has been posted.

Michael Selmer checks out the paperback proof of “Harvest of the Heart”

With the release of “Running Scared” and “Avenging Angel”, there will be contests, trivia and special previews of works in progress for fans who join the club.

Attention Bloggers and Website owners.

Michael Selmer wants to let you know that he is ready, willing and available for interviews (whether running, writing, or both) or guest blog posts. And he is eager for more book reviews of “Harvest of the Heart”. Every review so far has given HotH top marks. If you are a reviewer and are interested in an ARC, send an e-mail to the address below with your website address, physical address and weekly unique visitors. (I’m taking the liberty of calling them ARCs since my official, physical Launch Party has been rescheduled for mid-January.)

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A links page is available from the sidebar of the Blog page. Here you will find links for both writing and running related sites. In our plans for the future are a “Focus on Running” and a “Focus on Writing” feature that will spotlight a blog or website related to one or the other. If you have a writing or running blog or website that you would like included on our links page, send me an e-mail at the address below.

Contact Michael: mpsfamily@gmail.com