Techno Wizard Thayer

My website for my new book series The Epic Adventures of the Techno Wizard is now live!! Please go to for all the details!!


Here you will find a brief timeline of my writing experience:

  • Nov 2008: Decided “Hey, let me think of a cool idea for a book”
  • 2009 – Early 2012:  Brainstormed, took notes, read fantasy books, studied writing, wrote beginning chapters of Adult Epic Fantasy novel, A Place Among Heroes.
  • June 2012: Back surgery.  While recovering, watched entire semester of Brandon Sanderson’s BYU class “How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy”.  Started to take writing seriously.
  • June 2013: Attended “Out of Excuses Writers Retreat” in Chattanooga, TN
  • July 2014: Finished 1st draft
  • May 2015: Finished 2nd draft
  • Jan 2016: Finished 3rd draft
  • Jan 2016: Sent 3rd draft to freelance editor
  • May 2016: Finish 4th draft
  • May 2016: Start 5th draft
  • Oct 2016: Shelve 5th draft of A Place Among Heroes
  • Oct 2016: Outline new middle grade book, The Epic Adventures of the Techno Wizard
  • Nov 2016: Start writing Techno Wizard
  • Feb 2017: Attend LTUE
  • May 2017: Finish 1st draft of Techno Wizard. Start 2nd draft
  • July 2017: Finish 2nd draft. Send to beta readers
  • Aug 2017: Send out first round of queries to agents
  • Oct 2017: Get rejected by all agents. Decide to self publish. Complete 3rd draft
  • Nov 2017: Found editor, cover artist. Outlined Book #2
  • Dec 2017: Receive cover art and edits. Begin 4th draft
  • Jan 2018: Finish novel. Begin recording Audiobook
  • Feb 2018: Finalize cover. Market book
  • April 2, 2018: PUBLISH TECHNO WIZARD
  • Aug 2018: Start 2nd book, The Uncharted Lands
  • Dec 2018: Publish Book 2, The Uncharted Lands

Mike Thayer Avalon Techno Wizard Map




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