What my brain looks like when trying to pitch my fiction. The good news is that I’m done with The Factory: A Novel. Now I need to pitch it (to an agent, a publisher, a movie producer, a doormouse… I suck at pitching my own stuff. There is a short pitch and a long pitch. … Continue reading The Factory: A Novel: The Pitch
I'm really excited to be able to share my latest novel, The What Do You Know Contest, which is now available as a Kindle book. The title, as those of you who grew up in New York in the '60s and '70s probably remember, is inspired by a contest held by the Board of Ed … Continue reading Well What Do You Know
Mike's new novel The What Do You Know Contest is now available exclusively for Amazon Kindle. Drugs! Treachery! Painted toenails! In this story we follow Max's recounting of his crucible childhood spring and summer of '74, but while we do that, the now-grownup Max's current bullshit bubbles to the surface. A coming of age story … Continue reading The What Do You Know Contest: Launched!
Mike has a new novel I'm hoping to finish up converting and release on Kindle this weekend, so here's a preview! I awoke and kicked off the covers, violently cursing myself under my breath. I had no idea how long I had been asleep or how late it was. I dressed rapidly in the light … Continue reading The What Do You Know Contest
Blomqvist is now available on Amazon Kindle! Prime Kindlers can borrow the book for free, and as a special surprise it will be free to purchase all day Friday 6th January 2012! Set in 11th Century Europe, Blomqvist is narrated by the protagonist’s devoted amanuensis, faithful standard-bearer, and unrequited lover, Axel Oxensteirna. Axel tells us … Continue reading Blomqvist Hits Kindle, Free on Friday!
Eleven stories told from the depths of anger, lust, and the confusion of doing the right things at the wrong times. Michael Missing, the name of eleven different young men in various states of unrest, is the linked but unrelated protagonist of these wry and angry tales; a hit man, the cabin boy of 19th … Continue reading The Actual Adventures of Michael Missing (Paperback)
(This is the opening portion of Michael's novel Dead Cat Bounce) Chapter 1 For a long time, I admired the work of John Leslie. I thought he was way ahead of his time. I have a collection of his videos (I believe he only made videos, but perhaps there are some 8 mm films somewhere … Continue reading Dead Cat Bounce – Preview
Chapter 1 Rifling blindly through the real estate section of the Kingston Freeman, Earl Rayburn picked up the phone on the half-ring. "Kingston Realty," he said, his voice deep and pebbly, pushing his butt deeper into his swivel-back chair and propping his feet on his son Spencer's desk. "Mr. Rayburn?" It was the excited voice … Continue reading Bluelight – Preview