Mike Dellosso
Marti Pieper

Marti Pieper

Steamy summer greetings from Marti Pieper in central Florida, where the International Christian Retail Show will begin in about ten days. I met Mike Dellosso, the subject of today’s interview, in a much cooler climate, however—high in the Colorado Rockies near Estes Park, home of the Colorado Christian Writers Conference, where we both served on faculty. I’m delighted to welcome him on this return visit to our CAN blog.

Mike, although I met you not long ago, we didn’t discuss your work. Let’s change that right now. How many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?

Mike Dellosso

Mike Dellosso

I have eight full-length novels published and one novella. A few recent novels . . . Fearless, Frantic, and just released, Centralia. I also have a novel (A Thousand Sleepless Nights) I wrote under a pseudonym, Michael King. Read More →

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Sundin #D70 ©2008 Linda Johnson Photography web (2)Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! Today I have the privilege of interviewing best-selling, multi-published thriller writer Mike Dellosso, who also writes contemporary drama as Michael King.

CAN Mike DellossoMike, how did you get into writing?

I began writing in 1998 as a way of dealing with a family crisis. My brother-in-law was in a terrible motorcycle accident that nearly claimed his life. In fact, the doctors were sure he wasn’t going to make it. He was in a coma, clinging to life. I was so overwhelmed by grief and just about every emotion imaginable and I had no way to express it…so I turned to the written word. I fell in love with writing then and haven’t stopped since.

How many books do you have published?

To date I have six novels and one novella published, with novel seven releasing February 2013. Frantic is my latest full-length novel. Rearview, my novella, just released in May. And A Thousand Sleepless Nights, my first contemporary drama under my new pen name Michael King, releases October 2012.

CAN Dellosso bookHow did you get your first book contract?

I met an author, Kathryn Mackel, at a writers’ conference, had an appointment with her for a critique, and she loved my manuscript. We corresponded, and eventually she offered to introduce me to an agent friend of hers. He agreed to sign me, and about six months later I landed my first contract with Realms Fiction/Charisma House.

 

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