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Michael Merriam
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The realization that the three intertwined novellas I’m structuring as a novel might be three actual novels, followed by the sound of me pouring a stiff drink as I softly weep into my cat’s fur.
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Walnut the indoor cat meets a bobcat. This is him trying to say hi.
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Obsidian, the secure PC server upstairs, turned itself off and won't come back on. I am trying not to panic, since all my current work is on the server and I haven't done backups since the day after Christmas. It's probably just a power supply. Probably. I am unable to repair these things myself anymore because, you know, blind. ‪#‎staycalm‬ ‪#‎tryingnottopanic‬ ‪#‎freakingoutjustalittle‬
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I tend to stay off social media on both September 11th and April 19th. Be good to each other out there today, okay?
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Your Reminder about both my upcoming Minnesota Fringe show and reading at DreamHaven Books and Comics

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This is everyone's reminder that the Minnesota Fringe Festival production I am taking part in, “Invisible People,” opens this Thursday, July 31st with 5 performances at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage -711 West Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405. Tickets are $12 and you need a Fringe ...
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So 4th Street Fantasy Con. That's a thing that happened this past weekend. I had a really good convention, in general. I didn't make it to all the panels (panel fatigue hit late on Saturday), but the ones I attended were special. I am sad that I missed the “Advice From New Writers” panel on ...
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Written by Wilson? I may have to pick this one up.
Marvel Comics has gathered an all-female team of Avengers, who will begin saving the world this May. Fan favorite characters like She-Hulk, Dazzler, Medusa and Nico Minoru star in "A-Force," a new monthly series that will follow these women...
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In which I do a long overdue update at my blog.

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I'm still working on my novel. MNFringe slowed me down. Also, I've been a little on the stuck side heading into the 1999 section. What I need is a day or two where I can focus on the novel to the exclusion of all else. Maybe I can work this out sometime in September.
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In Which You Will Marvel That I Survived My Younger Years.
http://www.michaelmerriam.net/2014/07/11/driving-blind-car-stories/
I've been putting together my part of the “Invisible People” fringe show and thinking about my blindness how it impacts my life. Sometimes people will ask me if miss driving. My knee-jerk response is “Yes,” but what I really miss is the independence, which is what they are really asking me about ...
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Life and Fiction Intersect with bonus Excerpt from my first novel.

http://www.michaelmerriam.net/2014/06/02/at-the-intersection-of-life-and-fiction/
Sometimes life and fiction are a little odd. In my novel Last Car to Annwn Station there is a scene where Mae is in Uptown and runs into Jill. Mae wants to walk over to Dunn Brothers Coffee, but Jill convinces her to go to Muddy Paws instead for both coffee and cheesecake.
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  • Urban Fantasy Author
    Freelance Writer, 2002 - present
  • Carina Press
    Author, 2010 - present
  • Tricia and The Toonies
    Office Manager, 2007 - 2008
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Urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and space opera author living in Hopkins, MN.
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Award winning author of speculative fiction living in Hopkins, MN. He has published three novels, two short story collections, three novellas, and over 80 pieces of short fiction and poetry. His novella, Should We Drown in Feathered Sleep, was long-listed for the Nebula Award in 2010, and his novel, Last Car to Annwn Station was named a Top Book in 2011 by Readings in Lesbian & Bisexual Women's Fiction. Michael is the co-organizer of the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers and a member of the Artists with Disabilities Alliance, the Steampunk Artists and Writers Guild, and Story Arts Minnesota. Visit his homepage at www.michaelmerriam.net

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  • University of Minnesota
    Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, 2005
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Mixed experience. Someone stole our reservation for 9, which I can't blame the employees for completely, but it got us off on the wrong foot. Since there was nowhere to put us in the restaurant area, they crammed our party of 9 next to the door in the deli area, were we got a gust of cold wind everything some one came in or out, which we pretty much constantly. Because we weren't in the main area, the staff kept forgetting about us, so it took forever to get food and not all of our food showed up even after two hours. The waiter offered us free desserts, but then vanished for almost fifteen minutes when he went to get the dessert for the one person who took him up on it, and we had to leave for a show so we couldn't wait.The food itself, when it arrived (the food arrived at our table in slow drabbles over the course of 15 minutes), was good enough that I might give Cecil's one more chance..
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