Know me

What do you get when you mix way too many ideas with a young, bright ambition? You get the beginning of a writing career. Watch this video to see how the inspiration for my novel, The Trials of the Core came about.


“We all have a story; we just have to be brave enough to tell it.”


Who I Am


Welcome. My name is Michael E. Thies. English Teacher in China, published author, and a current graduate student, I want to take some time to introduce myself for all of those who don’t know who I am. Watch this video to learn more! 

Why I Write

The publishing process of my newest novel brought me back to the age-old question: Why do I write? What can my novels bring to those who read them? Spellbinding tales of adventure and fantasy surely. Moreover, though, I’ve found the consistent theme to be positivity throughout them all. Positivity to overcome any situation you may be dealing with currently. 

Watch the video to find out more about why I write and what I hope you find inside each page of my novels.


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