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I have noticed that you have written articles both for Pocalyko,(a reasonable successful businessman and midlevel naval officer, whose main additional elements of notability are a failed political campaign, and a single novel) and for the novel, (which has received fairly routine reviews and is in only 300 libraries). As both articles appeared to me to be extensively promotional, full of minor information, I've begun (but not finished removing it--non-promotional articles are stronger and more appropriate. (Promotionalism is what the subject would like to say to the public, while encyclopedic writing is what the general public coming across the name might want to know)
While doing this, it occurred to me that combining the two would make a much stronger and more impressive article--at least until another successful novel is published. The question is, which way to go: an article on the book, with a fairly long section about the author, or an article on the person, with a reasonable section about the book. My inclination , as it usually is in such cases, is to merge under the authors name with a redirect for the book, as the author may write other books and so the article can be expanded, while the book article has little expansion potential. I propose to do this; I'm mentioning it here so you will not be surprised. Without doing it, I think on the basis of my many years here working with articles on authors and books that it would be possible that both articles might end up deleted, especially if the promotionalism is restored DGG ( talk ) 02:29, 27 April 2014 (UTC) reply
Thank you for your interest. I took an interest in Mike since he and I attended Muhlenberg College. I am an amateur historian, so this all came together at one place. I am a neophyte to the Wikiworld, so it is a learning process. The original article combined both of these subjects, but at the suggestion of multiple Wikiadmins I chose to split them. The significance of the book has proven me out on this. Furthermore, political "vandalism" drove the process of creating two subject. I appreciate your suggestions and we will attempt to incorporate them as we go forward and the update entries.