Wednesday, June 27, 2018

# 20 Questions

20 Questions with YA/Thriller Author Michael Okon @IAmMichaelOkon #20Questions

Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling in his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters.

Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.

His latest book is the YA Fiction/Monsters/Thriller Monsterland Reanimated.



1.      Are you a morning writer or a night writer?

2.      Do you outline or are you a pantster?
Outline always.

3.      Which comes first – plot or character?

4.      Noise or quiet when working on your manuscript?
Quiet, but TV has to be on. 

5.      Favorite TV show?
Spongebob (because of my kids). Otherwise, I don’t watch much TV. 

6.      Favorite type of music?
Rock N’ Roll.

7.      Favorite craft besides writing?

8.      Do you play a musical instrument?
Drums for 20 years.

9.      Single or married?
Happily married.

10.  Children or no?
Two. Boy & Girl.

11.  Pets?
Nope, allergic to cats & dogs.

12.  Favorite place to write?
My den. 

13.  Favorite restaurant?
Peter Lugars 

14.  Do you work outside the home?

15.  What was the name of the last movie you saw?
The Greatest Showman. Loved it!

16.  Favorite outdoor activity?
Swimming in my pool.

17.  Pet peeve?
Social media.

18.  Your goal in life?
Get a movie made from my works.

19.  Your most exciting moment?
Having kids and getting an agent. 

20.  The love of your life?
My wife.

Author: Michael Okon
Publisher: WordFire Press
Pages: 250
Genre: YA Fiction/Monsters/Thriller

After Monsterland has imploded, the entire world is thrown into chaos. World leadership is gone, economies have collapsed, and communications are non-existent.  Wyatt must go beyond the boundaries of his small town to reestablish contact with the outside world, and alert the government about a traitor-in-chief. 

During his journey he discovers a new threat released from the bowels of the defunct theme park.

When an army of relentless mummies, a life-sucking ooze called The Glob, and a hybrid reanimated Behemoth rise from the depths of Monsterland, who will survive?


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