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5 timeless hard-boiled detectives that mystery readers love

The hard boiled detective novel first laid roots alongside some of the earliest crime novels of the 20th century. And the sub genre remains a mainstay in modern crime fiction, too. A good hard-boiled novel explores the darker aspects of...

Texas Two-Step at Noir at the Bar Seattle

Two steps from success: Dispatches from a debut book tour

Any writer will tell you that victories in this business come few and far between. There’s not a lot of glory in applying ass to chair day after day, month after month, and year after year. Most writers do it...

2017 Best Crime novels

My 5 best crime novels of 2017

Wow. I can hardly believe 2017 is already winding down. In my own writing career it has been a mixed bag. I sold two novels this year. Texas Two Step will be published by Down and Out Books April 2, 2018. Rose City will...

Writing the Rockies 2017 recap

Hello hello hello, all! And first of all, welcome to the new website. This is the first post I’ve made in many months, although I won’t tell you how many months because there’s no real way for you to tell...

A new dawn

A new dawn… (Originally Posted on 09/02/2016  on Michael’s former website blog) This morning I’m up before dawn, just as I am most mornings lately, except I don’t much feel like working on anything “serious.” Instead, I’ve been sitting here for the...