Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Micah and I was an actor in High School who became an English Major in College. I have written 6 books so far in this series and the first one is coming out June 30th.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Book series is called Into the Rabbit Hole and goes into a pretty big rabbit hole of religion, secret societies, hidden information from the public, and a Bible code written in Astrology and Astronomy that permeates through the series. This is the greatest secret hidden from mankind. I was inspired to write it when I first discovered it 7 years ago and realized it had to be made a book series.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My main character is a functioning alcoholic and when I write his monologues, I have a 6-12 pack beforehand to get in the character. Guess I’m a bit of a “method” writer. Also, most of the humor in my series comes from conversations I have with my girlfriends at the bar.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Paul Auster’s The New York Trilogy was one. I liked the mental illness of the main character. I also like the Rule of Four which showed me how to take a story and embed another story within the first story. And of course, Dan Brown’s works. My books are heavily influenced by his anagrams and cryptograms and Boston setting.
What are you working on now?
Currently, I’m working on your interview. 🙂 Besides that, I’m just editing my books. My Publisher is releasing one every 3 months, so my 6 book series will be out in 18 months. Lots to do.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My own website is probably the best. https://www.micahdank.com/
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My books are unlike anything that’s ever been written before. I’ve put my whole life’s knowledge base and heart into each one. I always knew this was a series that was going to take off. I kept every single rejection letter both From Agents and Publishers. It’s in the 300’s. If you believe in your story, don’t EVER give up. From the first word, I typed to my Publishers release of my first novel will be almost 7 years to the date.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t ever give up. And make your voice unique all to yourself. Don’t be the next Dan Brown, be the first Micah Dank.
What are you reading now?
I’m reading books on alchemy, astrology, the Bible, secret societies. I tend to read about 4 hours a day and if I find something interesting, I write it down for my next book.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Lots of Publicity. Lots of author networking. The Author community is very tight-knit and very supportive of one another. Just networking and planning a “possible” 7th book.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
’d bring my series. Not only is there a fluid storyline, but I’ve also encoded each book to have hidden messages in them. Easter Eggs if you will. Also my books very deliberately blur the lines of our world reality and fiction.
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