Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Amazing Michael Offutt

As a writer, committed blogger, published author, and artist, Michael Offutt wears many hats. But the one I treasure most is the label friend.

I met this man – dare I say, Sweetie – last year. Since then, he completed and published Slipstream at Double Dragon Publishing. In November his latest book came out, Oculus, second in the series.

Michael Offutt

Genre: Sci-fi

Book Description:

Autumn has arrived in New York, and Jordan Pendragon attends his first classes as a freshman at Cornell. Born with a brilliant mathematical mind, he balances life as a research assistant with that of a student athlete.

But Jordan also has a quest. He must find the Black Tower, a monolithic edifice housing a thing that defines the very structure of the universe. Jordan believes it is buried somewhere in Antarctica under miles of prehistoric ice.

October finds Jordan earning a starting position with the Cornell hockey team. But a dark cloud gathers over his rookie season. Unexplained deaths, whispers of a cannibal cult, a prophecy, and a stone known only as the Oculus, cast a shadow over his athletic ambitions. It is the start of a terrifying journey down a path of mystery, murder, and to a confrontation with an Evil more ancient than the stars.

Free short story that's a lead-in to this book series:

About the Author:

Michael Offutt writes speculative fiction books that have science fiction, LGBT, and paranormal elements. His first book, "Slipstream" has received some critical acclaim and was published by Double Dragon in the spring. The sequel, "Oculus" came out in November 2012. He has one brother, no pets, and a few roots that keep his tree of life sufficiently watered. By day, he works for the State of Utah as a Technical Specialist. By night, he watches lots of t.v., writes, draws, and sometimes dreams of chocolate.

Michael Offutt graduated from the University of Idaho in 1994 with a Bachelor's degree in English.

He keeps a blog and would appreciate a visit or two even if all you want to do is say hi.

Twitter: @MichaelOffutt


  1. Yeah for Michael!
    Good thing I follow most of the people doing his tour or I'd miss most of the posts.

  2. michael is unique & so are his awesome books! happy for him!

  3. Just checked out Michael's artwork, which I'd never done before. Very impressed by the way he manages to capture people's expressions! Nice work!

  4. Thank you for the kind words, Huntress. I can't repay you enough for your support.

    @Alex: You've hit every single post.

    @Tara: I'd like to think we're all unique unless you mean "unique" in double quotes, which can be read as anything really. Hmm.

    @mshatch: Thank you. I think I draw people pretty darn good.

  5. Michael writes good books. Period.
    Oh, and he draws damn good too.
    And he's good at math.
    Michael rocks.

  6. Awh thank you Elise and Christine. You are so wonderful :)

  7. In Slipstream I liked how highschooler Jordan was a mathematician and a hotshot hockey player, so following him to college and the scary world beyond will be a real treat for me.

  8. I'm seeing your book all around, Michael. It sounds great. Good luck!

  9. This definitely sounds good. I saw the description of it before it came out, but never saw it was officially released, I think. I appreciate a character who isn't just a "jock" or just a "geek," but a real fleshed out person with a multi-faceted personality.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  10. michael is a creative techno genius!
    looking forward to reading both of these, close to them at top of tbr list =)

    hope holidays are happy!!


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