Why do I write?

I write to find out what happens. It’s as simple as that. I don’t know where a scene is going until I see the words appear on screen. Sure, it’s my fingers pounding the Qwerty, but it’s like it’s from a deep recess in my brain where my conscious mind is not allowed. When I write, it’s as fun as sitting down to watch a movie with a surprise twist or curling up with a suspense novel that keeps you turning pages. That’s why I write, to find out what happens next.

Best, Stew


Michael Stewart is an award-winning author and #1 Best Seller. He lives in the sunflower-covered hills of Kansas with his dear wife and six lively children.  Stewart worked for two decades as an engineer, designing streets and highways. Now he writes books with action and science, a little mix of MacGyver and Die Hard.

“Writing is like watching a movie, and I love movies.”

Stewart has published two novels, the latest THE HILLS BE SHAKEN reached #1 shortly after its debut and has caught the attention of Top Reviewers. This mystery has scored mostly 5-Start ratings on Amazon and 97% of readers “Liked It” on Goodreads. The crime novel is available in paperback, E-book, and audiobook.

The inception of The Arch Emulator and the Seven Keys:

I once heard that there are seven people on earth with the Stigmata. No more and no less. I thought, why seven? Perhaps the seven have some unknown purpose, like shepherding the people of the seven continents through the apocalypse. And that was it, the small little idea that grew to become The Arch Emulator and the Seven Keys. An ancient prophecy says that when the seven are spread across the seven continents, it’s game over. Oh, and I also wanted to do Romeo and Juliet on Antarctica.


The inception of The Hills Be Shaken:

Engineer becomes cop. Bam, simple idea. As an engineer myself, I would daydream imaginary scenarios where the cops need help from an engineer to solve some sort of crime.  From there the story just came together and I wrote a yarn that I would want to watch if it were a movie. It’s got all the action and suspense of a Die Hard with all the fun escape room stuff of MacGyver. It’s the story I’ve been waiting for my whole life.

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