Every summer for years, Mike Marcon’s character, Doc, has barnstormed the Midwest in his ancient Jenny biplane - there to sell airplane rides, experience the lives of those he encounters, write about his adventures and live the simple life of a pilot still in love with the earliest days of aviation. But he has grown old enough now that he fears that the summer’s flying that he is about to undertake might be his last. That is, until he crashes in a West Virginia field and meets a young, simple girl who changes his life and makes him young again.
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“Your stories move beautifully. They have real characters who live, walk around and breathe instead of lying, even eloquently, flat on the page forever. You know pace and how to do it. Your stories are page turners.”
- Eleanor Friede, Book Editor and Literary Agent, Delacorte Press, Macmillian Publishing, Eleanor Friede Books. Notable published titles include Jonathan Livingstone Seagull and A Gift of Wings by Richard Bach and The Minack Chronicles by Derek Tangye.
If you are a skydiver, ever made a jump, or simply aspire to make a skydive, this is the fable written for you.
Charles Sebastian Crow knew that there was much more to flight than simply flying to subsist. He set out to prove it, and in the process , forever changed the way his flock practiced flight.
“Reading Mike’s work, on more than one occasion, I was reminded of the writings of Richard Bach. Mike has a rare gift and I look forward to more books from him.” - Patrick B. Moore
All of life is an illusion that we create. We choose our lives for the lessons a life teaches. We choose our roles in life for the adventures we experience. We create our lives and design them for specific reasons, and we understand at a basic level that we live many lives simultaneously in differing realities and existences. And we draw our talents and abilities from others of whom we are already a part. An aging pilot crashes on a mountainside, and he awakens to rediscover these truths. Midway Field is a fictional story, yes. But the possibilities are intriguing in this novella. It will cause you to ask questions. It will cause you to question everything.
“Mike's writing is at first simple story telling but that quickly leads to intrigue and a sense of a lot more going on in his words. This is one flight we will all board sometime and may just touchdown at Midway Field. Try this one and I bet you're gonna like it.” - Amazon Customer
“Whether we have a sense of certainty about the afterlife or not, most of us ponder what exactly happens in the moments after the light goes out of our eyes. This book is, in part, about those moments, but it is also much more. It explores our purpose here, in this lifetime, and our control of it, and it does so in a beautiful, swooping story about a pilot whose time has been a grand adventure.” - J. Bryan
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What happens when a group of aging pilots and skydivers decide that they are too old to live by the rules anymore, and they gather together to jump and fly as they did as youngsters? Now available in hardcover.
“Mike has hit it out of the park again! “The Outlaws” is the stuff of a skydiver’s dream.” – Amazon Customer
That's me sitting on the wing of my airplane at Southern Parachute Center at Hammond, Louisiana, in the mid-1960s. I got my start as a jump instructor and jump pilot there, and my experiences at SPC would set the tone for much of the rest of my life as a skydiver and pilot. The stories in this book are some of my best, and I know you will enjoy reading about what skydiving was like in those days.
Red Beans & Ripcords is the first book I self-published and is, by far, one of my most popular books-to-date.
“Marcon captures the wild state of the sport in the Sixties and paints a very accurate picture of the sport’s camaraderie. I hope he writes more! This guy knows the sport. But more importantly he tells a rip roaring good story. He really captured the wild and woolly roots of the sport.” – Amazon Customer
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The trouble with fatherhood is that it doesn't come with a flight manual. If only sons knew that. But when fathers and sons are aviators, the bond is flight. In his newest novella, Mike Marcon tells the heartfelt story of a father and son finding closeness in the sky during the father's last days.
"Great story about a father and son on that resolved their issues before it was too late." – Amazon Customer
Christmas is on the way! Pot Pie, the mouse, looks forward to it every year. He loves the old woman's cooking and especially delights in sampling the fallen bits of her freshly baked pies and cakes. But this year, as he anticipates the festive treats to come, his carelessness almost ends in disaster. Not to worry! In this classic story, with illustrations by Marianne Ashurst, Pot Pie's Christmas is a seasonal classic just for the young-at-heart, where love, kindness and courage will prevail. Written for children of all ages!
" 'Pot Pie's Christmas' is just what a good Christmas tale should be. A Christmas story full of cheer and warmth but one you could read in July." - Amazon Customer
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