Staying in with Michael Shotter

It’s so exciting ‘meeting’ new to me authors and today I am delighted to welcome Michael Shotter to Linda’s Book Bag to tell me all about his latest release.

Staying in with Michael Shotter

Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag, Michael and thank you for agreeing to stay in with me. Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?

The book I’m currently most excited about is Shards, which is a short-fiction anthology, and my most-recent release. It’s currently available as a paperback or Kindle Edition eBook at Amazon and is the first of my books that can be read for free with Kindle Unlimited.

How exciting. Congratulations. I’m beginning to develop a taste for short fiction Michael, so what can we expect from an evening in with Shards?

I think one of the strongest aspects of the book is that it has a little something for everyone. Each of the eight stories included in Shards has a bit of a different feel and touches on some different themes and concepts while staying true to the overarching literary style I’ve established over the past few years. As a result, there are moments that are a bit sci-fi, actiony, fanciful, mysterious, or even humorous. Still, I think the most potent, most recurring elements in the book tend to focus on horror as many of the characters find themselves in unsettling, often-terrifying situations via a variety of circumstances.

Shards sounds fascinating and as if there’s something for every reader. 

What else have you brought along and why have you brought it?

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I decided to bring along a few adult beverages, primarily to emphasize that Shards is a book that’s very much written for adults. Not that it’s particularly or excessively explicit but it certainly deals with some subjects that likely wouldn’t be appropriate for most young readers.

Now I’m intrigued!

That said, I could absolutely imagine at least a few folks choosing to curl up with Shards after a nice, stiff drink in anticipation of becoming a little, pleasantly freaked out, and ideally, thoroughly entertained.

I think that sounds an offer I can’t refuse Michael! You pour us one of those adult beverages and I’ll give blog readers a little more information about Shards. Thank you so much for staying in with me to tell me all about it.


When worlds collide, the effects can range from subtle to profound. In this first-ever, short-fiction collection from the author of 309 and The Big Men, experience the intrigue, excitement, and terror of such events from a variety of perspectives as each unique tale unfolds.

This collection includes the hit novelette, “Academic Displacement,” and seven all-new stories sure to please fans of thrilling, thought-provoking, and engaging prose.

Shards is available for purchase here.

About Michael Shotter

Michael Shotter is a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a lover of science, fiction, and fantasy, his works aim to push beyond the boundaries of traditional genre fiction into new and exciting realms born from literary craftsmanship.

For more information about Michael and his writing, visit his Goodreads page, find him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @shotterwriting.

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