Hey y'all! I'm Michael, lots of people call me Mike, nobody calls me Mickey, and my pen name is J.M. Bush. I'm a freelance travel writer for online magazines, mostly writing about living abroad. I've lived as an expat since 2011, having living in Shanghai, China from 2011-2015;  Penang, Malaysia from 2015 to 2017; and we've been in Bangkok, Thailand since 2017 with plans to never leave! I plan to continue writing science fiction and fantasy novels when not traveling the world.

My debut novel, Storm in Shanghai, is an urban fantasy set in modern day China, but also reaches over 1000 years into the past. You can read more about it here: https://amzn.com/099728420X

My second novel, Between the Lanterns, is a scifi love story set in Alabama in the not too distant future. It's all about love, real food, and a wooden robot. Fun fact, Wattpad famous writer and designer @seventhstar created the cover for this book! You can read more about it here: https://amzn.com/0997284226

Thanks for stopping by! Please vote and comment on any of my stories that tickle your fancy. I'd be ever so grateful. Y'all come back now, ya hear?
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • JoinedJune 9, 2015



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JMBushAuthor JMBushAuthor May 04, 2019 08:24AM
Well, it's been a long time since I've been here...I haven't given up on The Gods That Keep Them, but I just haven't been in the right place to write that story. I don't know what that says about my...
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It Doesn't Hurt by JMBushAuthor
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A troubled young man looks for ways to deal with his depression. He's tried it all: music, drugs, drinking, s...
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The Gods That Keep Them by JMBushAuthor
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Fight Without a Sword by JMBushAuthor
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Two humble soldiers from the fishing caste in the Kingdom of Storr find themselves 60 years into a war with t...
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