About Michael Charton

I published my first book, Moriarty, The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius and am working on several others  I’ve enjoyed being a writer.  You’re creative and you meet great people.

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15 Responses to About Michael Charton

  1. Deborah Amadei says:

    Hi Mike,
    I am curious about your company and the sort of work you do but I’d rather do it privately, via e-mail.
    Best,
    Debbie

  2. Catana says:

    I’m recommending Moriarty on my blog, for Read an Ebook Week, but with strong reservations. The idea is great and it seems to be fairly well written. But… It shows all the signs of being a first, self-published novel. It needs editing, and the formatting is completely unacceptable. You have no paragraph indents and no paragraph breaks. That means hard reading because of the unbroken blocks of text. You really need to do a complete edit and reformat. And since it’s your first book, and has so many problems, I’d suggest making it free or reducing the price to $.99. Its length also makes $2.99 a price very few people woud be willing to pay. Novels can bear that kind of price; novellas can’t, unless the author has a devoted following who will pay anything he charges.

    • tucsonmike says:

      Thank you for the comment, you are the first person to say anything about the formatting, I will take another look.

      • Catana says:

        Just to let you know that I looked at the epub version. Sometimes a book will show up somewhat differently in different versions, but none of them would cut out all the important formatting. That’s something you need to look at as soon as the book is published. If your book isn’t selling, and that’s the reason, but you don’t know it, you’ve wasted your efforts. You need to have readers for at least epub, mobi (Kindle), and PDF so you can check out any problems. There are free apps for epub and Kindle books, so you don’t have to pay for any hardware.

        I didn’t read much of the Moriarty sample, but I have it on a reader for when I have the time. It’s a clever idea and it looks as if you caught the spirit of the times and the person, so it’s a shame to turn readers off unnecessarily.

      • tucsonmike says:

        Thanks Catana.

  3. kinetikat says:

    Your title “I am an author, I must auth” grabbed me! LOL I always say that I’m ‘authing’ when the kids ask me what I’m doing.

  4. HI, thanks for visiting my blog and following me on WP.
    I appreciate it.
    Bex

  5. Greg Hall says:

    Michael,
    I noticed that you worked with a Tucson historical fiction writers workshop in 2012. Any suggestions for what historical fiction to read involving Tucson and surrounding geography and history?

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