Before Michaels put a single word on paper—but after two long years of historical research—he was gifted “seed money” by a friend; the author promptly hired a baby-sitter for his young son and began work. He continued rewriting the novel while working as a professional actor—no small feat since many of his auditions were 165 miles away. “My determination has paid off,” says Michaels. “I’ve written the book I envisioned. It’s a genuine pleasure to hold a dream in your hand.”
Michaels’ novel has one element that few other historical fiction books can claim—the writer is an expert swordsman. “This means the book’s rough-and-tumble adventures capture an authenticity many novels can’t,” says Michaels. He then offers a wry smile. “As for the seductions in the book—trust me, they’re all based on Casanova’s exploits.”
For all those lovers of historical fiction, The Secrets of Casanova is available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, and iTunes.
Feel free to visit Greg on his website to learn more about the life and times of Casanova at www.greg-michaels.com.
The Secrets of Casanova was published by Booktrope Editions. Booktrope Editions is a new type of publishing company founded in 2009 in Seattle, WA. We are pioneering a fresh book developement process called team publishing. Greg Michaels released his debut novel with Booktrope and we are enthusiastically supporting his next writing endeavor.