Michell Plested

AuthorPhoto Michell Plested

What is your latest release and what genre is it? The release is titled Mik Murdoch: The Power Within. It is the second book in the Mik Murdoch series, which is Middle Grade/Young Adult Superhero Adventure.

Quick description: Mik Murdoch: The Power Within follows up a few months after the first book, Mik Murdoch: Boy Superhero. Mik has been granted his first superpower and is having a lot of trouble dealing with it. His parents take him away to the lake for the summer to try and help him come to terms with his issues. Along the way he discovers a mystery that needs solving.


Brief biography:
Michell (Mike) Plested is an author, editor, blogger, closet superhero (not to mention sock herder and cat wrangler) and podcaster living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is the host of several podcasts including the writing podcaset, Get Published, (2009, 2011 and 2013 Parsec Finalist).

His debut novel, Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero was shortlisted for the Prix Aurora Award for Best YA Novel and its sequel, Mik Murdoch: The Power Within was launched at When Words Collide 2014. He also has a collaborative Steampunk work, Jack Kane & the Statue of Liberty, coming out this year.

Links to buy Mike’s book:
Five Rivers Publishing

Mike’s promo links:
Readers can connect with me at:

What are you working on now?
I am working on the final edits/revisions of a YA novel I wrote for my Boy Scout troop titled, Boyscouts of the Apocalypse. It is, as you might expect, boyscouts and zombies. I will be self-publishing that one in time for the Scouts World Jamboree next year.

Mike’s reading recommendation:
I was very fortunate to read an ARC (advanced reader copy) of A Touch of Poison by Aaron Kite. So very good. The genre is YA Fantasy and is worth watching for (was published in August of this year).

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