About The Author

I’d explain why I am wearing bunny ears, but there’s a lot of math.

My name is Misha Burnett.  I am the author of Catskinner’s Book, Cannibal Hearts,  The Worms Of Heaven, and Gingerbread Wolves, modern fantasy novels collectively known as The Book Of Lost Doors.

I am hideously excited and tremendously frustrated by the experience of being a self-published author.  There is so much I have learned since I first launched Catskinner into the world in July of 2012, and the more I learn the more I realize what I don’t know.

This is an interesting time to be a writer, and I am convinced that there is so much that nobody knows yet, not the traditional publishing establishment, not the freelancers, not the reading public or the ranting pundits–nobody.

What do I know for sure?  I know that if self-published authors are going to survive as entrepreneurs and small businesses we will survive together, and if we fall we will fall separately and at each other’s throats.

And so this blog is both a manifesto and an invitation.  An invitation to writers and readers, to editors and to critics, to booksellers and book buyers, to anyone who loves the art of words and has an interest in the future of letters.

Get involved.  The future is not yet written.  Let’s make it happen.

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45 Responses to About The Author

  1. jeff goelz says:

    I just left the first review for your book on Amazon.

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  4. tandybelt says:

    Thank you for following my blog! I am here to return the favor, and look forward to your contributions…

  5. yasniger says:

    Thanks for showing interest in what I put out. I sincerely hope you
    continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Be safe

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  7. sagedoyle says:

    As a rule of the Prolific Blogger Award, http://mentalnotes1.wordpress.com/ wanted me to write a poem which incorporated all the blogs she nominated. You were in that list. I finally wrote the poem and on Thursday, November 8th, at 4pm EST, the poem entitled “The Bloggers” will be posted on my blog. The name and link to your blog are within the context of the poem. Let me know if this is ok to post. If I don’t hear back, I’ll take that as permission. I think you’ll like it though, so when it’s posted you should check it out! http://sagedoyle.wordpress.com

  8. mentalnotes1 says:

    HEY I NOMINATED YOU A WEEK OR SO AGO, JUST NEVER GOT TO IMFORM U, CONGRADULATIONS, I THINK YOU AND YOUR BOOK ROCK! http://mentalnotes1.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/prolific-blogger-award/

  9. Hi Misha, I blog at IncomingBytes and I’m the author of ‘The Fires of Waterland ‘ just published by Redmund Productions ( redmundPro.com. I like your approach to reviews and was wondering if you might be interested in reading The Fires of Waterland. ? Drop an email to me at rkmywest@gmail.com and I’ll return an ePub or Kindle copy to you, whichever you prefer. There are reviews on RedmunPro.com you can look at. Thx. Raymond

    • MishaBurnett says:

      Thanks for the offer, but after reading the book description, it doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that I care for–I go more for light-hearted science fiction and fantasy these days,

  10. Dear Misha Burnett,

    You have officially won a magnet! Huzzah! I can’t find your email address, so please drop me an email at michellishelli@gmail.com with your postal address that I may send said magnet to you forthwith.

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  12. Hi Misha – thank you for visiting and for following my blog and good luck with the book.

  13. coreymp says:

    Hi Misha! Thank you so much for your honest and kind review of HIGH. I really appreciate it.

    Corey M. P.

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  15. Please to meet you. You look like an interesting fella. I might like to call you “friend”. (Fellow author/artist, etc.) xo

  16. tracycembor says:

    I just nominated you for an award today, the Sweet Blogging Award. You’re gonna have to accept it. 😉 http://tracycembor.com/2013/04/26/aint-no-rest-for-the-wicked/

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  18. rarasaur says:

    I like the update! 😀

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  20. sknicholls says:

    Thanks for the follow. I truly love to connect with other writers. I also love reading and read all genre.

  21. Very curious. Why don’t you except awards? I’ve been wondering about it myself.

  22. Ellespeth says:

    You’re interesting to me. Thank you for sharing your journey.
    Ellespeth

  23. emilyramos says:

    Hello.
    Thank you for following my blog “Adventures in Fantasy.” Good luck with your own adventure!
    Take care,
    Emily

  24. helenmidgley says:

    I’m loving your blog and working my way through 😉

  25. Mae Clairae says:

    “I am hideously excited and tremendously frustrated by the experience of being a self-published author.”

    What an awesome sentence! I’m going to be tossing my hat into the indie arena in the near future and I have a feeling this will sum up my experience rather concisely.

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  27. vozey says:

    Author’s should stick together. This is the best advice to authors.

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  29. Nina Kaytel says:

    Hey there! I nominated you for the Liebster Blog award. Please visit http://ninakaytel.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/award-time/ for more detail. Love and hugs!

  30. Because of the times you’ve hit the nail on the head, and for just being awesome, I’ve nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger award. Thank you!

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    I’m Tokoni i’m a student and poet. Its nice to meet you i would like to invite you to my blog, http://www.insanitybeautiful.wordpress.com if you’re interested. Thanks!

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