Michael J. Elliott



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Creator Of Tales From The Dark Realm

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I’ve always been drawn to the’dark side’ Whether it’s through my drawing or writing. I love the mystical, the quirky and the downright frightening. I began wriing horror/thriller stories in my early schooldays. I grew up with a vivid imagination and was always drawn to the works of C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia.) and Susan Cooper (The Dark is Rising Series.). When I was older, I developed a fascination with Greek Mythology as well as New Age, (I’ve been a professional Tarot reader for more than twenty years.). The minds of psychopaths always fascinated me, so I’m a big fan of the seriel killer novel. Despite all this, I’m actually quite a cheerful bloke. I’m a first generation Aussie from a British family. This probably explains why I love British humour so much. I’m a big Monty Python fan and I love the comedy work of artists such as Catherine Tate (Wot? Do I look bovvered?). I’m also a fan of sci fi and dystopia. I love works that pose the ‘What If’ question. And as you’d expect from an author I devour books. My favourite authors include, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Stewart Bint, Rocky Rochford, DM Cain and a slew of others.

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What I Do In My Free Time

I’ve loved drawing since I was a kid and spent hours creating my own superhero comics. I still love superheros but only in movie form, I just don’t draw them anymore lol. I still love getting out the sketch pad and pencil and creating fantasy art.

I majored in media at high school and during my time at college so movies are a big part of my life. I love Golden Age Hollywood movies such as Sunset Boulevard and The Birdman of Alcatraz.

I love coking but don’t get the chance to practice much being single and it doesn’t take a chef to open a ti of food for my two cats Charlie and Smokey but when there’s a family event I love creating cakes, slices and desserts.

Do I really need to mention I love reading lol.

Favorite Movies

To Sir With Love (still cry at the end of that one!)

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (terrified me when I was younger!)

Sunset Boulevard (I’m ready for my close up Mr De Mille!)

The Anniversary (Bette Davis at her bitchiest best!)


Favorite TV Shows

Doctor Who (I have been watching this show since I was young enough and slim enough to hide behind the sofa in fear. I’m a massive Whovian.)

Catweazle (one of my all time childhood favourites.)

Bargain Hunt (I’ve learnt so much from this show.)

Coronation Street (I’m not a big soap fan but I love the diverse age groups of this show.)

The Catherine Tate Show (This woman is just brilliant, I never fail to p**s myself laughing!)

Little Britain (Absolutely hilarious!)

Favorite Music

I’m a huge fan of female vocal. My favourite artists are:

Suzi Quatro

Pat Benetar

Grace Jones

Marrianne Faithful

Joan Armatrading.

I’m also a big fan of the 60’s, particuarly British groups and singers such as: The Beatles (naturally!) Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Herman’s Hermits etc.

I love my dance music from the 80’s when I feel like bopping arount the house while I’m doing my housework lol.

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Best Book I Ever Read

too difficult to choose.

Worst Book I Ever Read

Can't recall one.

Authors I Like

Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Stephen King, James Rollins, Dan Brown, Cassandra Clare, J.K Rowling, Stewart Bint, DM Cain, Rocky Rochfors, Hugh Howey, Christie Stratos, Joe Compton, Jason Greensides, Joe Compton and a great many indie authors.

Books I Like

Odd Thomas Series-Dean Koontz

Brave New World-Aldous Huxley

1984-George Orwell

Harry Potter-J.K Rowling

Anything by Clive Barker

The Dark is Rising Series-Susan Cooper

The Chronicles of Narnia-C.S. Lewis

In Shadows Waiting-Stewart Bint

The Phoenix Project-DM Cain

Don’t Turn Around-Rocky Rochford

Anatomy of a Darkened Heart-Christie Stratos

Amongst The Killing-Joe Compton

The Distant Sound Of Violence-Jason Greensides

Storm Portal -Michael R Stern

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