Michael Evanichko was born and raised in Pennsylvania, where his love for writing prompted his first attempt at penning a novel at age twelve. He moved to Ohio after graduating high school and began to pursue the arts. His passion for writing was the foundation for all his creative endeavors, culminating with the completion of his first full length, mainstream fiction novel, Life in a Supermarket Basket. His follow-up novel, Life in a Savage Landfill, continues the story of a pivotal character from Supermarket Basket. Michael currently resides in Tennessee.
Life in a Supermarket Basket
Hurrying out of the supermarket with a typical shopping bag of items, Vincent is mown down by a passing car. Symbolised by the items in his shopping basket, each embarrassing episode in his downtrodden life passes before his eyes as he struggles to survive. A life-changing near-death experience related with compelling satirical humor, guaranteed to make you smile.
Vincent fidgeted as he waited in the ten-items-or-less lane, for he clearly had more than ten items in his dainty, little basket. As the line of impatient shoppers grew he was sure he’d be publicly humiliated for the sin of supermarket disobedience. The practice of stoning would resurface, only frozen Cornish-hens would be launched at his large frame instead of stones. If only he knew within a few minutes he’d be visiting the afterlife after being hit by a car, he would’ve checked his minor anxiety attack at the customer service counter.
As Vincent’s spirit rose above the mayhem, so too, did each of his purchased items, as each of them triggered a remarkable and occasionally embarrassing memory of his past. He was forced to examine his current state of unhappiness as he awaited answers to the lingering questions: Would his life end in the parking lot of his favorite grocer? Would he be accurate in the belief that heaven was non-existent?
Michael’s book Life in a Supermarket Basket
“Had me laughing out loud … loved this. Can’t remember the last time I laughed so much …” DH
Life in a Supermarket Basket contains elements of drama, suspense, romance and mystery, while narrated with sarcastic, comedic undertones by the protagonist, Vincent. It has elements of a Mitch Albom novel with touches of Augusten Burroughs-like humor. Each chapter is named after one of the grocery items, and begins with an illustration that foreshadows the events within the chapter. Life in a Supermarket Basket creates an environment completely relatable to a mainstream audience. Who hasn’t tried to sneak through the express lane with more items than allowed? Are heaven and the afterlife for real? And finally, we all have poignant food memories that piece our lives together like a puzzle.
Life in a Savage Landfill
A group of strangers awaken in an old abandoned landfill hidden deep in the woods without recollection of how they arrived in the filthy soup of trash. They must uncover their connection to one another and find a way out of the purposely deepened landfill, before the environment -and the mastermind behind their abductions – destroys them all.