Who is ML Banner?
After running several businesses and writing business articles for years, in 2014 I jumped—head first—into the warm waters of science fiction writing and self-published my first novel, Stone Age (which became a #1 best-seller on Amazon for post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction). Since then, I’ve sold my businesses and write full-time, self-publishing fifteen novels (ten have been #1 best-sellers in one or more categories and one an international #1 best-seller), three short-stories (one was a USA Today Bestseller), twelve audio books (one published by the top audio book publisher). My books have been featured on Amazon’s Daily Deal, Monthly Deal, and Big Deal; they’ve garnered acclaim by Readers Favorite and multiple bloggers; and received 1000’s of five-star ratings from Amazon & Goodreads readers.
I wrote this “About” section because, as a fellow reader who savors good sci-fi books, I’ve always found it interesting to learn a little something about my favorite authors… Oops, I guess I made a giant (Grand Canyon-esk) leap by assuming that I will be a favorite writer of yours. Hope that’s true.
Besides writing or volunteering, my wife and I try to spend as much time at the beach as possible (see Pictures for images of each).
I’m an avid consumer of sci-fi books & movies, especially those with end-of-the-world/dystopian/apocalyptic themes. My friends think I’m nuts, and my wife sleeps with one eye open (she reminds me of this often). What do we, fellow-fans-of-this-genre, care… it’s our form of escape, right? Take a great character-driven storyline and add nuclear bombs, CMEs, plagues, or even zombies and I’m there! This is also the area which influences my writing the most. I write what I call “apocalyptic thrillers,” although you may find that some of my novels/short-stories will cross over into some different sub-genres, most will fall squarely into the PA or Dystopian categories (see Books for updates).
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