Galt raised author has devil of a time with first published novel 

As a youngster and into his teen years, Stephen Michell used to dabble in writing.

With his brother Mike, the two would sometimes sit around on summer days in Galt and whip up science fiction or horror stories, even creating anti-heroes to pique their own imaginations.

But it wasn’t until he was a young adult that he really became serious about writing after, of all things, sending a letter into Cambridge Times and seeing it published.

“It was exciting to see the effort and process become something real, and other people presumably reading it. That was a triggering moment that I’d want that as career,” Michell said.

About 10 years later, Michell, now 27, has another reality, as his first published novel, Only The Devil Is Here, through ChiZine Publications, is available to order. It will be available in bookstores soon.