Welcome to the latest installment of our ongoing series, Sharing the Love. There are a lot of small and independent artists out there working in all sorts of mediums — writers, painters, jewelry makers, leather crafters, actors…this list could go on and on. And it turns out, I know and admire an awful lot of them!
It feels a little weird and self-serving to be writing this post about my own husband, but he has a new book coming out at the end of this month, and I couldn’t think of a better time to feature him in this space!
Michael Bailey is the author of the Action Figures series of YA books, and also The Adventures of Strongarm and Lightfoot, a tongue-in-cheek humorous fantasy series.
Action Figures currently has 5 books published, focusing on Carrie Hauser, a young superhero struggling to balance friendships, saving the world, and getting her homework turned in on time. The stories have a great deal of heart to them, and it’s easy to get wrapped up in the lives of Carrie and her friends. Book six in this series, Power Play, is scheduled to be published this spring.
Strongarm and Lightfoot, however, is the real reason I wanted to focus on Mike’s books today, as the second book in this series is scheduled to be released later this month! Assassin’s Brawl continues the adventures of Derek Strongarm and Felix Lightfoot and their friends. While the first book focused on epic world-threatening prophecies, the second book in the series brings our heroes into the world of political intrigue without losing their sense of adventure or fun.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to try these books, the first Strongarm and Lightfoot book, Scratching a Lich, will be available in Kindle format for free from September 19 through 23, which is a great way to give a new author a try. And if you’re already a fan, then you just get to look forward to the September 27 release of Assassin’s Brawl!
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