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Once Upon a Lie – by Michael French

Book Details

  • Title: Once Upon A Lie
  • Author: Michael French
  • Genre: Coming of Age, Literary Fiction
  • Length: 365 pages
  • Publication Date: March 11, 2016

The fun “Everybody’s Talking About” promotional tour for author Michael French in support of his novel, Once Upon a Lie… starts today.

In this tour, bloggers are invited to post on the topic of “Finding Love in Unimaginable Places,” one of the themes in Once Upon a Lie.

Well… love can be found everywhere. Therefore the real issue here is to finding the incredible places.

But… once upon a time, I imagined a love story.

And… guess what?

All happens in an imaginable place, with unimaginable objects, between unimaginable beings.

So, let’s transform the unthinkable to possible. Because anything that you can imagine has a chance to become real.

10 Steps Of An Octopus Love Story


Once Upon A LieTwelve-year-old Jaleel Robeson is on the run after the police in his tiny Texas town try to frame him for the death of his father. A world away, Alexandra “Alex” Baten is growing up amid all the material comforts a wealthy Los Angeles lawyer can provide. One day, a simple cup of lemonade unites their lives, leading to a maze of adultery and murder that shatters Alex’s youthful innocence and Jaleel’s struggle to reshape his life.

While the forces of the law try to unravel the mysterious death―or at least find a scapegoat―the two youths see the trajectories of their lives entwine, unravel, and come together again. Justice, Alex learns, can be a strange and nebulous thing, easily enmeshed in webs of loyalty and betrayal. Justice, Jaleel finds, can be a powerful―but dangerous―rock on which to build a life of honor and courage. As their stories play out over the years in cities far apart, best-selling author Michael French fills the world of Alex and Jaleel with a cast of vivid characters both supporting and threatening their efforts to build a life that “works” amid the expectancy of others and their own conflicting drives.

Buy Links

Amazon US (Kindle) | Amazon US (Paperback)

About the Author

Michael French

A graduate of Stanford University with a degree in English and of Northwestern University with a master’s in journalism, Michael French is the author of twenty-four books: adult and young adult fiction, art criticism, biographies, adaptations, and gender studies. A native of Los Angeles, he also is a successful businessman, an avid high-altitude mountain trekker, a world traveler to developing countries, an activist, and, with his wife, Patricia, a philanthropist raising money for programs aiding teachers in Santa Fe, N.M., public schools, which are some of the most challenged in the country.

Contact The Author

Amazon Author Page

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Editor's Rating:


  1. Avatar Of Michael French
    July 11, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    michael french


    powerful, imaginative, and convincing story telling on several levels, including allegory. Congrats.

    1. Avatar Of M.c. Simon
      July 11, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      M.C. Simon


      Thank you so much, Michael! 🙂

  2. Avatar Of Renee Roberson
    July 6, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Renee Roberson


    Clever. Love it!

    1. Avatar Of Mc Simon
      July 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      MC Simon


      Thank you, Renee! 🙂

  3. Avatar Of Lyn Jensen
    July 6, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Lyn Jensen


    “I’d like to be under the sea/in an octopus’ garden/in the shade” — The Beatles

    1. Avatar Of Mc Simon
      July 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      MC Simon


      Thanks for the reminder, Lyn! I love The Beatles.

  4. Avatar Of Angela
    July 6, 2016 at 2:12 pm



    Ha! I love the octopus love story! Very creative!

    1. Avatar Of Mc Simon
      July 6, 2016 at 10:42 pm

      MC Simon


      Thank you so much, Angela 🙂

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