THE IDENTITY THIEF WINS YERBY AWARD!

C. Michael Forsyth's fast-paced thriller The Identity Thief won the second place prize in the prestigious Yerby Award For Fiction!










SHERLOCK HOLMES SOCIETY OF LONDON HAILS FORSYTH'S NEW BOOK

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & Harry Houdini in The Adventure of the Spook House by C. Michael Forsyth is an adventure story with depth, full of atmosphere, suspense, ingenuity and a real feeling for place, period and personality. Mr. Forsyth brings the two men and their troubled friendship to life in this fictional investigation of murder in a haunted house. Intensive research, a good ear for the patterns and rhythms of speech, and an easy literate style make for a cracking good read.

--THE NEWSLETTER OF THE SHERLOCK HOLMES SOCIETY OF LONDON




A BLOODY GOOD REVIEW OF NEW CONAN DOYLE & HOUDINI BOOK

Dacre Stoker, great-grandnephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker and co-author of the sequel Dracula, the Un-dead, has writing in the blood. He's learned a thing or two about researching a period and breathing new life into old characters. He gave this review of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & Harry Houdini in The Adventure of The Spook House.

"The Adventure of the Spook House is an exciting mystery full of twists, hair-breadth escapes and feats of derring-do. The author brings Arthur Conan Doyle and Houdini back to life as fully fleshed out characters who make splendid heroes. Thanks to Forsyths exhaustive research, the reader truly feels immersed in the 1920s. The novel captures the obsession with the supernatural that Conan Doyle shared with his friends like H.P. Lovecraft and my own great grand uncle Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula.

I recommend this book to people who enjoy mystery, suspense and intrigue woven into real historical settings."


NPR GIVES THE BLOOD OF TITANS

A THUMBS UP!

Morning Edition host Pam Bunch of the NPR affiliate WNCW saluted The Blood of Titans on air Sept. 11, calling it "so well written ... a wonderful, wonderful story." The interview went well, although hearing it played back, my voice sounds an octave higher than I'd expect. In my head, my voice is a cross between James Earl Jones and Orson Welles.

LISTEN to the INTERVIEW

 

 

 

 

 


PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH FORSYTH


 RAVE REVIEW FROM THE FINAL CALL

The Final Call  newspaper ran an extensive, dynamite review of The Blood of Titans in the August 27, 2013 issue:

 

"The Blood of Titans is jam-packed with heart-beating adventure and non-stop drama. The author uses years of research as the gateway to allow the reader access into the golden years of African civilization, adorned with power and wealth ... Readers can hear melodious sounds of African music that the royals listened to and taste the African food and the drinks that they consumed ... Titans is worthy of an epic film."


Best Inteview Yet!

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This Q & A with Horror Novel Review covers a lot of ground. The author discusses what went went into Hour of the Beast and The Blood of Titans.

BLOOD OF TITANS HUGE HIT AT 

 

“FOR SISTERS ONLY” EXPO!

                                                                                                                                                     

30,000 Black women can't be wrong! Ladies packed the Georgia World Convention Center in Atlanta for the For Sisters Only Expo Septenber 14 to treat themselves to every conceivable girlie thing: Shopping, getting facials and manicures -- and of course snapping up copies of a romance novel written especially for them, The Blood of Titans. I shared a booth with fellow writer James Cash, author of Valley of God, a cool post-Apocalyptic sci-fi story. It was his very first festival and we did some serious bonding. Kelly Rowlands, Tyrese and Ciarra performed at the jam-packed event.

 

 


 A rave review of The Blood of Titans from Rockin' & Reviewing: "It captivated me from the very beginning and I found myself many times unwilling to place it down until it was completed. It took me less than a day to finish this, and I have to say in honesty that I wish it had not ended."http://valkyri3fatality.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-blood-of-titans-review.html


BOOK LAUNCH AT

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

A TERRIFIC SUCCESS!

 

 


 


 

 

 The book launch party for The Blood of Titans at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce September 12 went beautifully! People who heard about the event from a variety of sources -- emails from The Urban League and the local chapter of the NAACP, preachers spreading the word from their pulpits, radio personalites, etc. -- poured in through the door to show their support. Much thanks goes to Nika White of the Chamber for making the event a success, and of course my beautiful wife Kaye (in orange).

 

 



 ATLANTA VOICE HAILS

THE BLOOD OF TITANS!

The Atlanta Voice included The Blood of Titans on its suggested summer reading list,

saying "This is a refreshing and enlightening spin on common themes of romance,

violence, betrayal and ambition." http://theatlantavoice.com/news/2013/jul/26/whats-your-reading-list-summer/?page=2

 


 BLOOD OF TITANS SELLS LIKE HOT CAKES

AT HARLEM BOOK FAIR!

Author C. Michael Forsyth was a vendor at the Harlem Book Fair on July 20, 2013, and spent time with award-winning playwright J.E. Franklin, who gave him advice and encouragement in writing The Blood of Titans.


 Another nice review of The Blood of Titans: "I could not put this book down, it was an absolutely gripping read! It is so well written that I fell in love with the characters." I like that the review is from a white female. Contrary to my cynical expectation, apparently white folks have no problem identifying with these characters! http://whatnikkiread.weebly.com/


 EARLY RESPONSES TO

THE BLOOD OF TITANS

    ARE GLOWING!

 


"The lyrical language of The Blood of Titans quickly drew me into this richly textured

 novel. I could smell the air, hear the music, and see the towns and sea and grasslands and mountains. Every scene comes to life, yet the description never bogs down the action, but enhances it.

Adventure piles on adventure as two believable girls come of age and

mature during mounting challenges. Over the course of the book, Princess Halima learns

about loss,duty, and the bonds of love and makes a decision that affects the futures of

kingdoms. The African setting is wonderful change from the usual clichéd faux-Medieval 

setting and adds to the appeal through the fascinating variety of people, customs, and

landscapes. I particularly loved a scene in which the main characters are saved from

starvation by following a honeyguide bird to a  hive of bees and their honey. I recommend

this novel to all fantasy readers, especially those tired of the same-old, same-old tropes."

              —Shauna Roberts author, Like Mayflies in a Stream

"C. Michael Forsyth has charted new territory in the land of Sword and Soul.

The Blood of Titans will carry you along on an amazing journey. I give it five

spears out of five."

-- Charles R. Saunders, Aurora Award-winning author of Imaro

"The Blood of Titans is an engrossing and well-crafted tale.  Forsyth does an

excellent job creating Halima’s world with details so sharp the reader is easily

transported into it. Not only does he take the time to develop this world, he stays

true to it. Many writers have a tendency to inject modern sensibilities into their

ancient cultures, resulting in a world that although unique doesn’t ring true to its roots.

Thankfully for us, Forsyth does not follow this path. Halima’s journey to love is deeply

rooted in the customs of her time and place. Forsyth does the same with his action and

sorcery scenes as well. The story feels authentic, as if found from on a long lost scroll deep

within those very caves that hid the Sahara’s secrets for so long. If you are a true sword

and sorcery fan you won’t be disappointed."

                                 -- Milton J. Davis, Editor of Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology, 

                                    Author of Changa’s Safari and Meji Books One and Two



Forsyth's first public reading of his new children's book Brothers hosted by the Greenville Medical Society was a smashing success! 

 

 

                                                                                               


                                            The event took place September 18, 2012 in the elegant Poinsett Club ballroom.                                                   


MY FIRST CHILDREN'S BOOK HAS BEEN PUBLISHED!

Brothers, a cautionary tale about running with the wrong pack, is told as an animal fable. It was released in August 2012 by the Greenville Family Partnership. Visit their website to hear my one-minute pitch for this book about an important social issue.



 

 

Michael appeared on the TV show "Your Carolina" to talk with hosts Jack

and Kimberly about Brothers, along with publisher Carol Reeves and the illustrator.

(2/19/13)


HORROR FICTION REVIEW GIVES "HOUR OF THE BEAST" HIGH MARKS!

The site raves that Hour of the Beast is a "fast-paced, rip-snorting, action-packed, sexy college romp!" Here's the review.


 

PARLOR OF HORROR GIVES "HOUR OF THE BEAST"  TWO THUMBS UP

Reviewer Michael Knight calls it "a fast-paced horror-thriller with lots of action, suspense, and comedic relief."


 


 

Author C. Michael Forsyth got to  hang out with legendary actor Chris Sarandon, star of the original "Fright Night" and "Child's Play" at the Mad Monster Party horror convention in Charlotte, N.C., in March 2012. 


WEB TV INTERVIEW WITH C. MICHAEL FORSYTH AT NEW YORK COMIC-CON.

 

With exclusive footage of the amazing werewolf artifacts at his booth -- including the werewolf hand and the Emergency Werewolf Bite Kit!


C. MICHAEL FORSYTH INTERVIEWED BY REAL VAMPIRE NEWS

Discusses his extensive reporting on the bizarre sub-culture of real-life vampires for Weekly World News.



I signed books at the Yale Book Store during my college reunion in May 2011, along with fellow alumni authors,

including Bryan Mark Rigg, writer of Lives of Hitler's Jewish Soldiers.


 


 

READERS FAVORITE CRITIC HAILS "HOUR OF THE BEAST"

The horror novel is "very easy to read, very difficult to put down," says review.


 

C. Michael Forsyth's book launch party at Fiction Addiction bookstore in Greenville, S.C. on May 7, 2011 was a smashing success. Sewing teacher Eileen Bunch and contractor Sam Lewis were among the attendees.

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