March 4, 2010-Moline, IL (Cable Muse Network, LLC) - At the invitation of the McCarty’s,
Cable Muse correspondent, Joyce Godwin Grubbs spent the afternoon touring their “eclectic” living space as Cindy
(Ms. McCarty) calls it. The other inhabitant is their five-year-old Bunny appropriately named “Kitty”. We took
pictures of Mike and Cindy “vamping” it up with his personal set of vampire teeth, and her “perfect white
neck” which surely was inspiration in several of his books.
Michael McCarty had fourteen books published in the last eight years and in 2010
has six more coming out. He writes fiction, nonfiction, reviews music, does comedy and now is about to introduce his first
children’s book “Rusty’s Robot’s Holiday Adventure.”(Co-authored by Sherry Decker.) He feels
a little “schizophrenic” about his genres as; Liquid Diet is a vampire satire, Modern Mythmakers is a nonfiction
interview book, Rusty the Robot is a fantasy children’s book and “With A Little Help From My Fiends” is
a collection of short stories.
McCarty’s interview of literary Sci-fi greats and Hollywood celebrities include;
Tina Jens, Marlene Bush (alien Resurrection), Tommy Chong (Cheech & Chong), Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, Bobcat
Goldthwait, Terry Pratchett and many more. (Twenty-six celebrities in one book and twenty-five in the next). Linea Quigley
(Scream Queen in over 100 movies) writes an introduction, and the Amazing Kreskin an afterword in one of the books. McCarty’s
interview books include: Giants of The Genre, (sequel) More Giants of the Genre, Modern Mythmakers and Esoteria-Land. His
fifth interview book should be out the end of 2010 entitled, Masters of Imagination.
The author accidentally slipped the name of his sequel to Liquid Diet
but it will be kept 'off the record'. The sequal should be finished this year with a release date soon to follow.
He shared with Cable Muse that he and his then girlfriend, Cindy, both read Dracula in 1989 and kept posing to each other
the question of what Dracula would do if he lived in Chicago in today’s world. Fast forward twenty years later, and
the book based on that idea, (Liquid Diet) was finally published after years of rejections. A man of honor, Mike had always
said if the book was ever published, he and Cindy would be married. Valentine’s Day 2009, he proposed officially and
they set the date. CMN correspondent Joyce Goodwin Grubbs attended the November wedding and “unique” reception
that followed. In a traditional receiving line between the two events, Cindy was surprised when Mike suddenly bent her back
and pictures snapped as his vampire teeth hovered near her delicate throat. A Haunted Couple (well-dressed skeleton
groom and headless bride) guarded the wedding cake.
The prolific Michael McCarty is a must read in any genre you care to check out and
his websites are always full of the “humorous side of horror, sci-fi, and snappy commentary by many in his field. Though
the Bram Stoker is to his genre’ what the Oscar is to acting, Cable Muse also congratulates him on being the recipient
of the distinguished. David R. Collins Literary Achievement Award, which is a personal and professional honor of distinction.
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