Projects

Throughout my time at Blizzard I dedicated myself to “leveling up” my writing skills. I edited game scripts, wrote dialogue for some of the games (including almost all dungeon boss lines for WoW: Burning Crusade and WoW: Wrath of the Lich King), wrote voice over for game trailers, and penned several short stories. In 2009 my Warcraft graphic novel in partnership with DC/Wildstorm, entitled Ashbringer, hit #2 on the New York Times Bestseller List.

A few years later, another Warcraft graphic novel I wrote, Pearl of Pandaria, hit #3 on the list. To stay abreast of my past works, browse through the samples below, and follow the links to purchase.

1st March 2019

Ridgerunners

Written by: M. Neilson
Publisher: Future House Publishing
Page count: 208
Published: March 01, 2019

Aladhra doesn’t run from anyone, not even the Collective. On the outskirts of earth’s solar system, rule number one is to stay out of the Collective’s way. They are ruthless, and powerful, and rule with an iron fist. They have no patience for Ridgerunners—the pirates and smugglers who thrive on the edges of their reach.

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1st December 2017

The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen

Written by: M. Neilson
Art by: J. Johnson
Publisher: Space Goat Productions, Inc.
Page count: 96
Published: December 01, 2017 (1st Edition)

Three weeks have passed since Chris Halloran revealed on national TV that werewolves walk among us. No one believed him.

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5th November 2017

Call of Duty WWII: Field Manual

Written by: M. Neilson
Publisher: Insight Editions
Page count: 112
Published: November 03, 2017

A wholly immersive in-world take on the blockbuster Call of Duty® series.

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19th August 2016

The Turning

Series: Book 1 of 3
Written by: M. Neilson
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Page count: 438
Published: August 19, 2016 (1st Edition)

Years ago Brandon Frye was bitten, cursed to transform into a primal killing machine under the light of the full moon… until he met Celine, who introduced him to experimental pills meant to suppress the turning.

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14th June 2016

Lost and Found: An Autobiography About Discovering Family

Written by: M. Neilson
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books
Page count: 330
Published: June 14, 2016

Lost and Found, the autobiography of N.Y. Times best-selling author Micky Neilson, a 20 year-veteran of the World of Warcraft franchise, is The Glass Castle meets Of Dice and Men.

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5th March 2013

The Starcraft Archive: An Anthology

Written by: J. Grubb, G. Mesta, T. Hickman, M. Neilson
Art by: Glenn Rane
Publisher: Gallery Books
Page count: 736
Published: Nov 13 2007

The city sprawled beneath Mike’s feet like an overturned bucket of jade cockroaches. From the dizzying height of Handy Anderson’s office, he could almost see the horizon between the taller buildings. The city reached that far, forming a jagged, spiked tear along the edge of the world.

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