Guest Post by Mike Meyer

I am pleased to welcome Mike Meyer author of Covert Dreams here today on Book Flame 
When are you most creative?

 I am most creative in the morning, right after breakfast. I have always been a morning person. Very often I will be lying in bed and a sudden bit of inspiration will hit me, and I jump up and run to my study, where I quickly jot down a few notes to myself as to what I will incorporate into my Work in Progress, which, by the way, is a mystery entitled THE DEADLY EYES OF ST. CROIX, set in the midst of this beautiful island where I was an English professor for four years at the University of the Virgin Islands.

          My real inspiration, though, that really gets my creative juices flowing, is when I take my morning walk, right before breakfast. As I walk along in silence, exercising my heart and body, my mind is at full speed ahead, always focused of that day’s writing, ideas swirling around my brain like flies at a picnic. I sometimes find my pace picking up as I hurry home to jot down that morning’s ideas. Sometimes I even skip breakfast and get right on the computer. On those days, I am on a roll. I am unstoppable. I write furiously, often not stopping until I hear my wife say that it is time for lunch, or even for dinner. On those days, I have no idea where time has gone. It is as if I have just recently sat down to write.
        COVERT DREAMS, my international thriller, came about this way. My doctor, at my last checkup, asked me what I would be doing with myself now that I am retired. When I told him that I would travel, he nodded his head. When I told him that I would read a lot, he nodded his head. But when I told him that I would be writing, he waved his finger in my face and told me to write, write, and write since it was so healthy for my mental faculties, much more so even than reading, so I took my doctor’s advice. I exercise my body as I exercise my brain, the best of both worlds.
About Covert Dreams

Is the mysterious disappearance of an American in today's Saudi Arabia somehow linked to a terrible murder in Munich back in 1984? What is real, and what is not? Who is really who, and why? What is behind the murder, the kidnappings, and the nightmares all leading up to what end? COVERT DREAMS is an international thriller that will keep you on the edge of your chair. It grabs you in the very first sentence and then never lets go. The mounting intensity moves from the beer gardens of Munich to the burning sands of Arabia. Just as you think you have things figured out, wham, another twist! Do you love mysteries? Do you love thrillers? Do you love suspense? If so, then COVERT DREAMS is for you.

About the Author

 Mike Meyer recently retired from a 40-year career as a professor of writing, amassing numerous teaching awards along the way from both his students and his colleagues. He lives in the Southern California wine country with his wife, Kitty, and their two other cats. Many years ago, he was a student in Germany. He has since visited Munich numerous times. He also was a professor at the University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East. The locales he writes about here are real.


1 comment:

  1. Writing and reading and taking long walks: sounds like a beautiful dream.


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