Author Michael C. Bland

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About the Author


Michael is a founding member and the secretary of BookPod, an invitation-only, online group of professional writers. He pens the monthly BookPod newsletter where he celebrates the success of their members, which include award-winning writers, film makers, journalists, and bestselling authors.


One of Michael’s short stories, “Elizabeth”, won Honorable Mention in Writer’s Digest 2015 Popular Fiction Awards contest. Three of the short stories he edited have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Another story he edited was adapted into an award-winning film.

He also had three superhero-themed poems published on The Daily Palette.


Michael currently lives in Denver with his wife Janelle and their dog Nobu.


His novel, The Price of Safety, is the first in a planned trilogy.

The Price of Safety


Author: Michael C. Bland

Hardback ISBN:  9781950890798

Paperback ISBN:  9781950890804

eBook ISBN:  9781950890811

Genre: Science Fiction Thriller

Release Date 04/06/2020

By 2047, no crime in America goes unsolved. No wrongdoing goes unseen.


When Dray Quintero learns his nineteen-year-old daughter Raven committed a heinous act, he covers it up to save her life. This pits him against the police he’s respected since he was a child and places him in the crosshairs of Kieran, a ruthless federal Agent. To survive, Dray must overcome the surveillance system he helped build and the technology implanted in people’s heads, for everyone has a microcomputer in their brain and computer-screen lenses in their eyes.


Forced to turn to a domestic terrorist group to protect his family—as they’re the only ones willing to fight the government—Dray tries to resist joining their cause but can’t avoid it, for his adversaries have a level of control he’s unable to escape. That no one can.


Hunted and betrayed, with time running out, Dray must choose between saving Raven and dismantling the near-perfect society he helped create.