Friday, June 22, 2012

Author Interview with Michael poeltl - Dystopian fiction

Book three of the popular post-apocalyptic trilogy The Judas Syndrome is now available, and to accompany the books release is a new interview by Catherine Sword of WhiStle Radio, 102.7 on your FM dial. In this most recent interview, Michael Poeltl gives insights into the book (and series)creation, the process and answers question about the trilogy's look at destiny, free will and how spirituality plays a powerful role in the character's day to day. Also Ppoeltl offers three readings from the third book, Revelation.
The interview is in two parts and can be found on Youtube

Michael Poeltl

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dystopian fiction for men - it's not all about the girls

With so many dystopic and post-apocalyptic series coming out the past few years that cast female leads like Divergent and the Hunger Games, it's difficult to find popular books for the boys. Though the stats have it that girls and women read a LOT more than the opposite sex, we guys that like our fiction dark need a few books that we can relate to as well!

That being said, The Maze Runner series offers just that. With a strong lead that is very identifiable to teenage boys and adults alike. Another dark trilogy is The Judas Syndrome, whose main character is a teen boy in book one, and book three. Faced with a dark premonition in book one, Joel, who narrates the book in first person is a care free teen waiting out the summer with his friends before heading off to college. Then a great evil shrouds the world in darkness and he and his friends have to navigate a post apocalyptic present without the aid or guidance of their families.

In book three, Lief, the son of Joel is faced with a similar premonition in the aftermath of his father's apocalypse and all at once struggles with his destiny and humanity. A lot to put on a kid of eighteen, but definitely books the boys can sink their teeth into.

Michael Poeltl

Thursday, June 7, 2012



Are you a survivor? Are you prepared?

Nuclear war, terrorism, pole shifting, killer comets and tsunamis all have the potential to cause national or worldwide disaster. Some people think the Mayan Calendar predicts the end of the world on December 21, 2012.

If you've always wanted to secure lifetime access to a well-protected, underground shelter for you and your immediate family in case of a global emergency, then this is your chance.

SPIKE TV and Vivos Shelters ( are seeking a handful of lucky people to compete on a new TV show for the chance to own shares in a state-of-the-art, community underground shelter for up to 6 family members.

Producers are looking for outgoing, competitive PAIRS of immediate family members (husband and wife, father and son, siblings...) to represent their family household on national television in a series of fun and exciting challenges. This is your opportunity to PROVE that you have what it takes to join a community of people who can survive global disaster!

 Send an email to with the following:
 1. Your name and the name of at least one family member who could be your teammate
 2. Your phone numbers
 3. Your city/state (same household or neighborhood preferred)
 4. Recent photos of each of you
 5. A brief explanation of why you want to win this show AND what skills you and your family can offer a community of survivors.

Deadline to apply is JUNE 20, 2012! Producers are waiting to hear from you!

* To compete on the show, you must be a legal U.S. resident and at least 18 years of age. (Note: Family members of any age are eligible for a place in the shelter. Conditions and restrictions for shelter co-ownership apply.) For more information, visit

Michael Poeltl