RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Mike Squatrito

Each day this month, meet a Rhode Island author! Comment on this blog post for a chance to win our Grand Prize (a $200 Amazon gift card) or our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card). Some authors are giving away books, too – your comment enters you into their drawing as well. (See details at the bottom of this page)

The first book in Mike’s The Overlords series is titled Legend of the Treasure. In this book, our heroes set out in search of the fabled Treasure of the Land. Harrison Cross wishes nothing more than to help his hometown of Aegeus secure the land’s most sacred treasure, the bounty of the ancient Overlords known simply as the Treasure of the Land. The original Overlords vanished on one infamous day over 1,000 years ago, leaving behind clues to their hidden treasure in the form of indestructible metallic plates and a map revealing a series of secret rooms. During their journey, Harrison and his friends face countless foes on their way to the sacred Seven Rooms, including the evil Scynthians who want nothing more than to eradicate the human race, and the ruthless and treasure-seeking Lord Nigel Hammer, governor of Concur and his large menacing army. Using the clues discovered along the way, the group must successfully navigate through the hidden mysteries of the sacred Seven Rooms in order to secure the land’s most elusive prize. Only then will their journey be a success. The question is, will they succeed?

The leader of the group is Marcus Braxton, a seasoned fighter who has yearned his whole life to find the Treasure. The town elders of Aegeus allowed him to put together a team of adventurers that would help him on his quest. They are Harrison Cross, a young, talented paladin, Xavier Murdock, one of the finest bowmen in the land, Pondle, a halfling thief, Jason Sands, a strong and seasoned warrior, Aidan Hunter, an expert tracker, and Swinkle, a young and gifted cleric. Together, they hope to bring back to Aegeus the hoard of the ancient Four Kings, enough treasure to help every man, woman, and child in their part of the land.

Mike has generously offered to gift a paperback copy of The Overlords: Legend of the Treasure to one lucky winner. Your comment on this post also enters you into our Grand Prize and Bonus Prize drawings.

Mike Squatrito has been writing The Overlords fantasy book series for over twenty years. Currently, he lives in Tiverton, RI with his wife Lea, and their children, Devin and Samantha. Mike speaks at elementary, middle, and high schools, colleges, local libraries, and writers’ groups, where his sincere hope is to inspire everyone he meets to be creative and follow their dreams. He also is the newly-elected president of the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA). His short stories have appeared in the ARIA anthologies Selections (2018), Past, Present, and Future (2019), and Hope (2020).

When not working on the Overlords series, Mike is active in fitness and sports. He plays baseball, where he is a knuckleball pitcher for the Rhode Island Brewers, who won the 2008 and 2014 National Championships in Phoenix, AZ. He also runs four to five miles on a regular basis, does interval weight and cardio training, and takes Vinyasa yoga classes twice a week. Did we mention that he’s an engineer working on Homeland Defense projects, too?

Stay up to date with all of Mike’s events, new releases, and fan extras when you sign up for his newsletter at his website.


You can leave a comment on each day’s blog post during November, for up to 30 chances to win. Daily giveaways by authors will be drawn one week after publication. The author will contact the winner to coordinate delivery. Grand Prize and Bonus Prize will be drawn and announced on December 8.

31 thoughts on “RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Mike Squatrito

    1. Hi Diane! Glad to hear from another Tiverton resident! My books are appropriate for 5th graders on up or, as I tell people, if you can read Harry Potter, you can read mine!

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  1. Hi Mike, Wow! The series is great – imaginative, exciting and fun! Please share you secret for such a positive, high-energy approach to life. And you’ll be a great President for ARIA – kudos!! Best always!

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    1. Hi Regina! Thanks for the kind words. I had so much fun writing the Overlords series. I’m not sure why I have so much energy — must be the five-day-a-week workout schedule and the fact that I like to squeeze every minute out of every day!

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  2. Mike, you are surely an inspiration, not only as a writer, but in all your endeavors. What a busy life! You will be an great and effective President of ARIA following in the footsteps of our intrepid founder. Good luck.

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