Local Author: Micah K. Chaplin

Micah K. Chaplin

How many books have you written and what are the titles?

I have written and self-published five books to date:

You’ll Never Know

A Promise Worth Breaking

Riffs of Regret

Dropped Third Strike

Behind in the Count

What genre of books do you write?

I suppose they could all be put in the romance genre. The most recent two are baseball romance.

Are you working on anything right now?

I have a hockey-themed romance project in the editing stage. I drafted the entire thing in 22 days last November. Most of my books have been written or at least started during November, which is National Novel Writing Month. 

I’m also still trying to finish writing the third installment of my baseball romance series. I’m currently stuck at about 85 percent completion. 

What is your preferred genre to read?

I like to read romance, fiction, and mystery/crime.

What are you reading right now?

The Switch by Beth O’Leary

Why did you decide to become an author?

I’ve always enjoyed writing. In high school and college, I mostly wrote poetry. The summer after I graduated college, I had a lot of free time while I searched for a job. That’s when I wrote my first novel. I published it a few years later.

What’s the character in any of your books that you relate to the most?

There’s a little bit of me in every character in every book. But I’d probably say I relate most closely to Cori in Riffs of Regret.

Has anyone ever assumed a character in one of your books was inspired by them? Were they right?

I’m not super subtle with my character influences. But most of the people the characters are based on never read my books, so I don’t have to worry about that.

Have you self published, or worked with a publishing company?  How was that experience?

I have self-published all of my books. I like having total control of the product from start to finish, including pricing. It’s a lot more work, and it means I don’t have any help with marketing, but that’s the tradeoff. I mostly write them for fun and as an outlet anyway. It’s not meant to be an income.

Where can we buy your books? 

My first two books are pretty hard to find these days as that publishing company went out of business. However, my most recent three are all available on Amazon. Just search for Micah K. Chaplin.

Buy Micah’s Books here!