A progress update

Alright folks, a couple of things. First, I'm going to be adding my middle initial to my books. Seems another Michael Stark appeared and we write decidedly different things. So, shortly, you'll find Michael R. Stark on the covers.

In the meantime, if you're confused about which books belong to whom, check the sidebar below. Those are mine.

Second, a lot of people are asking about The Rock. The story is moving, but it may be a while before I put any online. I think... I have an agent. Grin. What that means is about everything is on hold until I find out for sure. I'm not what you'd call a real writer. The stories hit paper usually between 5am and 7am in the morning. Beyond that, the day holds little free time. In trying to find a publisher for The Fallen Earth series (The Island, The Rock, and a final volume not yet named) the idea is to take some of the hectic out of life and make more time to write.

So hang in there.


Part 5 is out! The Final Chapters are available on Smashwords, Amazon and Barnes and Noble Online

With that said, welcome to The Island.

The old radio at the station had poured out haunting images of a dying world from the first day. Through it, the tiny group hunkered down at the Village of Portsmouth, bore witness to the death of millions. Where the sickness left off, storms and brutal emotions took over. Some fought. Some starved. Others simply disappeared.

Storms ravaged the power grids. Relief efforts died before they ever started. Entire countries collapsed.

Like the rest of the world, the people stranded on Portsmouth Island could only wait and hope. When it came, the disease struck hard, killing one and sending another into a violent rage.

Hounded by an evil he didn't understand, William Hill struggled to survive.

The evil had other plans. It wanted his blood.

This time, it had a face. This time, it offered a deal

Parts 1, 2, and 3 are now available on multiple sites, including Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes and Noble Online, and Ibooks. The first three parts are free and hopefully, will always remain so. If you happen to read them and want to make a comment, you can email me at Michael Stark

Also, if you're reading and enjoying The Island, please remember to rate it. I'm trying to build my name and those stars are a tremendous help.

Finally, check out the two new pages - Where The Rock isn't, and Survivors.

Want to become a Survivor? Send me your guess as to the name and location of The Rock. If you're right, I'll add you to the list of survivors. If you're wrong, I'll add your guess to the list of where the rock isn't. Congratulations to Steve Robinson, the first person to correctly identify the name and location of The Rock. He earns a bit part in the upcoming book and I already have the scene in mind for him.

In order to join the list of Survivors and have your guesses recorded, send me email at Michael Stark. You can talk about it on the Facebook page, but I won't be recording entries from there. You have to email me to get on the list.

Hope you enjoy the stories.