Friday, December 16, 2011


Hello All,

I have big news - HILL 170 is now out in PAPERBACK!

I've got my copy sitting right next to me and it's awesome. The cover looks great. The reviews on the back are incredible. You can't help flicking through it. And when you do, the next thing you know you've just read twenty pages (and I've already read it a dozen - or more - times).

And just in time for Christmas - whew! Trust me, it looks great tucked under the Christmas tree (and placed on the sofa, night stand, coffee table...). I'm sure there's someone on your list who'd like a copy of their very own. The great thing is there's no waiting in line; it's available at Amazon's bookstore CreateSpace for $9.99 (that's only $1 more than the digital Kindle version).



"An awesome, action packed book!"

"On-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense and espionage."

"WOW! This is one book I couldn't put down."

"This book comes highly recommended! I can't wait to see what Mr. Barclay has in store for his next novel. He is definitely an author to keep an eye on."

"A fantastic writer."

Friday, November 4, 2011

Amazing review! From Coffee Time Romance & More

“Few authors have the ability to draw you in and hold you captive with a debut novel, but Michael Barclay does just that. Dodge’s character is arresting, supremely intelligent, but totally human and fallible. He has that quiet strength and commanding presence of someone you just know will get the job done, even if it nearly gets him killed. This has all of the action and excitement you could ask for in a thriller, and just enough heart and emotion to keep the characters real.”

For the full, ultra-encouraging review go to:

An open letter to John Locke (author of Saving Rachel and the Donovan Creed series)


It is time for you to open your own independent authors’ agency. I will be your first client.

You are the undisputed master of applying social networking to book marketing. The first self-published author in history to have sold one million eBooks on Kindle. Your Donovan Creed thriller series has sold more than 1,200,000 downloads since January, 2011. You have what it takes to sell books in the 21st century.

I am getting outstanding reviews for my debut thriller, HILL 170. Published via the Amazon Kindle (thanks to the examples set by you, Hocking and Konrath) this spring, HILL 170 is the story of an Air Force intelligence op stationed in Korea whose remarkable string of intel discoveries have suddenly made him the #1 target of China’s master assassin. It is a race against the clock as East and West square off in a chillingly authentic story of defections, betrayals and clandestine intelligence operations.

Thanks to a friend’s virtual book tour, the novel has already found a foothold with a wide variety of readers outside of its core audience.

I want your help getting HILL 170 into a much greater number of hands. For you there is the full, standard agent’s commission with minimal overhead; for me, an octane fueled boost to kickstart my writing career.

And just think, when we sell anywhere near what you’ve accomplished with your works you’ll be able to write yet another book with a catchy title - How I Turned Lackluster Sales Into A Major Success.

It’s a challenge. And right behind me stand dozens more ready to fill the Locke Agency portfolio.

Michael Barclay

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Another great review! From Immortality and Beyond

“From the very first page, as you're thrown right into a dramatic scene you will find yourself turning the pages to see what happens next. I was literally on the edge of my seat at times.”

“…this couldn't have been a written any better.”

“…a fantastic writer that captures the reader's interest and I can't wait to see more from him.”

Jump down to the My Review section - it’s great!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

“An awesome action packed book!”

Read the full interview at:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wow! Great review from Just One More Paragraph

"This military thriller is a book you must add to your TBR list."

"...a fantastic thriller full of on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense and espionage..."

"I was so involved in the suspense that I had to remind myself to breathe."

"WOW! This is one book I couldn't put down and read straight through."

"This book comes highly recommended! I can't wait to see what Mr. Barclay has in store for his next novel. He is definitely an author to keep an eye on."

Yes, that red is from me blushing. Read the complete review at:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Check out the new

Hello all,

After struggling for a bit (no web gurus live in my humble abode) I finally got a working website up & running for Hill 170. Stop by, give it a spin and let me know what you think (and what bugs you discover). Also, be sure to get involved in the giveaway; if not for yourself ('cause I know each of you already has your own Hill 170 ebook) then for a loved one or close personal friend. A Kindle makes a cool Holiday gift.

ps - yes, I know the Send email button isn't doing anything yet (and the Reviews page is gibberish at this point); anybody have a tutorial or some code laying around that will help me link the button correctly? I'm sure it's easy, I just haven't done it before.