Friday, December 29, 2017

Dear Reader, Love Michael Okon

Dear Reader…

That book you’re holding, Monsterland, was a figment of my imagination just two years ago. In the summer of 2015, I was watching an 80s & 90s movie marathon with my son. The movies were The Goonies, Gremlins, Back the Future and Jurassic Park. I always wanted to write a monster book but never had a good idea for a story. While watching, it literally popped into my head, why isn’t there a theme park with zombies. I called my brother immediately and told him my idea. He said no, it has to be a theme park with werewolves, vampires AND zombies. I started beating out the story to Monsterland that night. Fast forward two years later, and the miraculous things have happened to that book you are holding. I now have a literary agent, an entertainment attorney, a film agent, a publicist, a two-book publishing deal with a well know publisher, and a producer who wants to turn my book into a film. Everything that has happened with Monsterland has been with the help of the aforementioned people. Additionally, my mom is my manager, my brother is my cover designer and we have a team of people who are publicizing Monsterland worldwide. Writing a book is a team effort. Yes, the author creates the idea, the author writes the material, the author does the interviews, but it’s the team of people and supporters behind the author that really make the book shine. I have accomplished so much in my life in the past two years, all with the start of thinking about an idea about a monster theme park, I cannot imagine what the next two years will hold. It’s been quite a ride! So, when you’re reading my 220 page book titled Monsterland, just know that I wrote it, but I had a ton of people who made it happen.

About the Author

Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling is his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters.

Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.

His latest book is Monsterland.



About the Book:

Author: Michael Okon
Publisher: Wordfire Press
Pages: 232
Genre: Monsters


Welcome to Monsterland—the scariest place on Earth.

The last couple years of high school have not been fun for Wyatt Baldwin. His parents divorce, then his dad mysteriously dies. He’s not exactly comfortable with his new stepfather, Carter White, either. An on-going debate with his best friends Howard Drucker and Melvin over which monster is superior has gotten stale. He’d much rather spend his days with beautiful and popular Jade. However, she’s dating the brash high-school quarterback Nolan, and Wyatt thinks he doesn’t stand a chance.

But everything changes when Wyatt and his friends are invited to attend the grand opening of Monsterland, a groundbreaking theme park where guests can rock out with vampires at Vampire Village, be chased by actual werewolves on the Werewolf River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville.

With real werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?



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