Timely Pandemic Reads

Timely Pandemic Reads

THE BLIND AFFECT – Launches June 22, 2021 Poeltl does what a good writer does – he doesn’t tell us, he shows us the lives of these characters. Goodreads Review Has the pandemic left you feeling hollow? Can a book of fiction help you see...

A Timely Story For A Pandemic

A Timely Story For A Pandemic

How has the pandemic hit you? I know for some people this pandemic has been crushing. Not physically, as I honestly don’t know a soul who has tested positive, but mentally, the fallout has been difficult on many in my circles, myself included...

Earth Day Author

Earth Day Author

Happy Earth Day 2021 everyone! Do something good for your planet today. Pick up trash, plant a pollinator garden, support sustainable living through your purchases, and educate yourself and your children about the consequences of climate change...

Rebooting a Classic Novel

Rebooting a Classic Novel

Well, it’s been eight years, so that makes it one of my classic novels. Why reboot it? Why not? I recently went through the content of Her Past’s Present with a fine-toothed comb and came out the other end feeling all the more...

Writing for the Time Period

Writing for the Time Period

What if you’re writing a story set in the far out 1970’s Michael Poeltl So, usually, my books take place in the present-day or the near future, so as far as creating authentic period language, it hasn’t been an issue. If people use a bizarre term...

Utopia Avenue, Reviewed

Utopia Avenue, Reviewed

Let me preface this review with the fact that I dreamed about this book. Last night, in fact, mere pages before finishing it. Something BIG happened and I needed to process it. When you dream in the world your book is taking place… I mean...