Riverdale Avenue Books to Publish
Lost and Found,
The Heart-Breaking Memoir of A Mother/Child Reunion Amidst the Birth of the World’s Most Successful Video Game Company
Riverdale Avenue Books just published Lost and Found, the autobiography of Micky Neilson, a 20 year-veteran of the World of Warcraft franchise, which the publisher describes as The Glass Castle meets Of Dice and Men, to tie-in with the international box office release of the Warcraft move.
Lost and Found: An Autobiography About Discovering Family, is the harrowing and inspirational memoir of the successful contributor to World of Warcraft and N.Y. Times best-seller Micky Neilson, who was kidnapped by his schizophrenic father as a toddler, spending his earliest years on the run and his teenage years as a foster child. This autobiography chronicles Micky’s experience serving in the first Gulf War, the meteoric rise of Blizzard Entertainment and, most triumphantly, his reuniting with the family that was stolen from him as a child.
"No one who reads my fiction today or plays the video games I've contributed to knows that I was kidnapped at eight months old, that I grew up with a schizophrenic father, that I didn't attend school until 7th grade, or that I never knew my true identity until I was reunited with my family after 38 years,” said the author. “It's such an honor to finally be able to share my life story."
“As soon as I heard Micky’s story, I was amazed.’ said Publisher Lori Perkins. “I know that thousands of adopted and foster children are convinced that their parents are still alive or looking for them when everyone else has given up. Micky’s story is an overwhelmingly cathartic experience, with a happy ending that needs to be shared.”
Neilson added, "what I want people to take away from this story -- of me overcoming years of struggle to reunite with my family and achieve success, is this: believe in yourself. Every human being, regardless of circumstance or hardship, can make choices that will lead to a happier, better life. But it all starts with believing in you."
About the Author
Micky Neilson is a two-time New York Times best-selling author whose graphic novels, Ashbringer (#2 on the list) and Pearl of Pandaria (#3) have both been published in six languages, selling especially well in the German, Korean and Brazilian markets. As one of the founding writers of Blizzard Entertainment, he has more than two decades experience in the cutting edge of the gaming industry. He is currently working on a graphic novel, Rook, as well as a horror novel, The Turning, and a number of film projects.