Friday, January 4, 2013

Back to Writing

For the last few months, I've been taking a sort-of break from my writing to focus on editing my Epic Fantasy, Soulbound. I'm still not done editing, but I need something to supplement the stress and focus it takes to edit something 600+pages long (don't worry--it's double-spaced), so I am getting back into writing with some new projects.

Since I can't really force myself to write something outside of Inrugia (the planet Soulbound takes place on), I am planning a children's series of fairytales that take place on the same planet. They will take a little longer to finish, as I will be illustrating them as well as writing them, but I already have an idea for the first book. The fairytales will be from Inrugia as opposed to being a bunch of rehashed Grimm or other Earthly tales, and will be a way to bring a younger audience into the world of Soulbound.

I've also been considering a Middle Grade or YA series, but that will come later, once I have about 10 books done for the children's series. I'm super excited, because I feel this will not only help me get back into writing, but will keep the interest flowing for my characters (both from me and from potential readers).

Another project I'm going to be working on is something a high school friend of mine, Cameron, is working on with me. We're co-penning a three-book series about a prince and princess. The first book is entirely in his realm and is about the princess, and mine is (guess what!) about the prince. We've been outlining and planning this book for over a year now, and our goal is to have the first draft of the first two books done by June. Can we do it? Heck yes!! More on this project as I go--I'm not sure what he wants to share with readers before the release, and what he wants to keep under wraps.

So, to all of you writers out there, keep writing!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Silver Sphere

Many other YA manuscripts at this time focus on a female lead falling for some paranormal one-thing-or-another, but Dadich's Silver Sphere stands on its own ground because of his fresh, new take on what can define a YA Sci-Fa (Sci-fi Fantasy). Join Shelby on an adventure to the wondrously dangerous world of Azimuth, and battle with her against the horrific evil of Malefic and the Nightlanders as she and her fellow Kin learn about their destiny and their link with the ruling body of Azimuth. She and the other Kin struggle to survive in this treacherous landscape as they search for a way to free their links and restore order to Azimuth before Malefic and his armies turn their blood-thirsty gaze upon Earth...for if Azimuth should fall, Earth is not far behind.

The manuscript is close to me because of the time I've spent working alongside Mr. Dadich as an editor. A year ago, I was introduced to him by an agent, and since then, the story of Shelby and the other Kin has resonated deeply with me. Dadich is the first author I've met in person while working with, and I hope to again with his coming sequel, the Sinister Kin.

Since his debut with Evolved Publishing, Michael has written a short story and begun outlining the Kin series, and many of his readership praise his unique characters, epic battle scenes, and creativity. The world of Azimuth should not be ignored, and should adventure come knocking at your door, do not forget the Kin, are needed!

I cannot recommend The Silver Sphere enough, as it takes you on an adventure that re-imagines what YA Fantasy can really be--minus the vampires, zombies, etc., that litter the market today. If you want a YA manuscript that's fresh, I suggest checking out Dadich's Silver Sphere.


I've been writing since first setting pencil to steno pad at age 8. A year later, I began developing the world of my current series-in-progress, and even created its title, The Silver Sphere. Now, with the support of years of experience, those early maps and back stories have progressed into what I hope is a fresh and entertaining take on the classic young adult fantasy adventure.

Despite my frequent escapes into parallel worlds, I root myself firmly in my very real family and community. When not pacing the yard maniacally after every few pages of writing, I spend as much time as possible hanging out with my studly 9-year-old son and my inspirational wife Jenna. I also coach several local youth sports teams in Beverly Hills, and alternate between yelling at my two crazy Corgis and hiking with my trained German Shepherd.

For more, join me in my favorite fantasy worlds, from Lord of the Rings to the creations of C.S. Lewis, Anne McCaffrey and Terry Brooks. Even more importantly, stop by and say hello on my Facebook page at AuthorMichaelDadich, tweet me at @MichaelDadich, and stalk my website at