Hello Fictional Cafe readers. You all know me as your friendly Audio Arts barista. But today I’m going to talk about me: The author of Mickie McKinney: Boy Detective.
You also know that I am one of many that searches the vast internet for those hidden gems, those artists who have just as much – if not more – talent as the rest, but don’t get quite as much recognition as they deserve. It can be a thankless volunteer job, but it can also be an inspirational one. Because we aren’t getting paid to put up these posts, nor do we need to be. We are a community of people who believe that everyone deserves their moment in the spotlight, and we try our best to find those who need that light the most.
It’s incredible how every single Fictional Cafe barista manages to find such inspiring, beautiful content in every corner of the world. But sometimes, we at Fictional Cafe need to take a moment to appreciate those who do the posting. And today, because I have reached the ripe old age of 30, I get to do a little horn tooting.
Many years ago, my podcast, Mickie McKinney: Boy Detective was put on this very website. It was one of the first literary websites that posted my work and because Jack Rochester, our benevolent leader and founder liked my work, it quickly got me a position here. But we’re not here to talk about that. We’re here to talk about the fact that Mickie McKinney: Boy Detective, has now emerged in a new format, print, ebook and audio and is now up on Amazon for your enjoyment. And because I am the Great and Powerful Writer behind this story, I can share the first two chapters with you today for free!
If you want to read or hear more of the story, you can find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Bookshop. And if you like it, the second book will be out July 27th in all the places I just mentioned.
Since the book was released, I have been applying to various contests like crazy and recently, I found out my book is being honored with a nomination for Reader’s Choice Awards. Now, I know most of you know me as a barista that provides you with audio content and not much else, but one thing I learned from this artists community is that everyone supports each other. And it would be really cool if one little barista from Fictional Cafe’s Audio Arts page won an award for Best YA and Middle Grade . It won’t cost you anything but your time, so if you like what you heard from my story, follow the link HERE and vote for me.
And of course, if this post wasn’t to your liking, feel free to check out our Audio Arts Page. We post new content every other week, 7Pm EST. So don’t change that dial!