Lost in the Fog

With my new novel Lost in the Fog about to be published in early 2020, I'm embarking on a three month trip to Europe. A big part of it will be hiking the Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile sojourn through Northern Spain. This blog will try to capture moments of the journey. David Lynch once said "getting lost is beautiful", and I hope my voyage will embody that definition.

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Aloha All,

I’m a novelist and screenwriter with degrees from Boston University and Emerson College who lives in Hawaii.  My posts are generally about books, current events, sports, travel, and basically anything that pops into my head.

Starting September 1, 2019, my girlfriend J’Nell and I will be embarking on a 3 month journey to Europe.  A big part of the trip will be hiking the Camino de Santiago.  This is a pilgrimage people have been doing since the Middle Ages, and it’s 500 miles of walking that starts in the French Pyrenees and ends at the coast of Spain (after stopping first at the Cathedral Santiago de Compestella).  That should take us about 45 days, and then we’re going to spend a good amount of time in Portugal afterwards (we’ll visit San Francisco and Paris before starting the hike).

I’ve never done anything like this before, and my goal is to capture moments of the journey to share with you.  Since I can only pack whatever I can wear on my back, I will not have a laptop.  All posts will be done via my cell phone.

I am taking this journey as I wait for my new novel Lost in the Fog to be published by Inkshares.  It is currently available for pre-order.  It’s a book for those who enjoy classic crime & mystery capers but with a modern twist. It’s The Big Lebowski meets The Thomas Crown Affair. It’s like the taste of a coffee spiked with whiskey on a foggy afternoon after you’ve ditched work or school . . . or something to that effect.  Lost in the Fog will be published in early 2020.

My first novel A Model Community can be found here for printed copies . . . unfortunately it is no longer available on Amazon for your Kindle, but I’m working on getting that fixed.  A Model Community is set in Hollywood circa 1999, and tells the story of Dean Reardon, a struggling screenwriter who is attempting to reconnect with his college sweetheart who’s engaged to one of the town’s biggest movie producers.  With the backdrop of a town obsessed with fame, money, booze, and drugs, Dean is looking for lost love and redemption in a place that projects happy endings on the silver screen, but is less charitable with them in reality.

Mahalo and thanks for reading!

-Michael

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