The pen keeps moving.
In the fourth grade, I wrote my first-ever story, “The Silver Sword,” about a boy with a magical sword. He used it to enter a magical world and defeat an alligator-like monster (okay, not a stretch for a boy who grew up in Florida). I published it using my dad’s photocopier and it sold more than eight copies. Not much has changed. I still write stories. There are still monsters and people who fight them. And I am still building on and growing from what came before (hopefully).
Nowadays as an author, I am focused on writing middle grade and young adult novels and hope to find homes for these stories. I have Augustus Fig out on eBook through a partnership with the publisher Vook and encouragement from the Arizona State Library. I can’t forget, too, my first big leap into middle grade with Keepers of the Windclaw Chronicles, a trilogy made awesome by illustrator Bahe Whitethorne Jr. and local press Salina Bookshelf.
I also like to put some attention on my playwriting work, where I have found the thrill of seeing my play Convergence produced, along with other works. And these things don’t take away from my nonfiction and poetic work, as I have Canyon Crossing: Stories About Grand Canyon from Rim to Rim (my bestselling book) and Heart in the Bony Middle, a collection of poems about my spiritual home of Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau.
You can learn a little more about my projects or get in
touch with me here. As always, happy writing, happy reading …
Seth Muller is the Recipient of the 2014 Copper Quill Award