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Rock and a Hard Place 9 Debuts
2023 has been quite the year thus far. Since the first week of January, Mike has seen publication in Dark Yonder, Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen, and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. Now, his fifth publication of the year arrives in the new issue of Rock and a Hard Place (RHP) with his story "The Last Ruined Night," a tale of addiction, desperation, schemes, and family. This marks Mike's second overall appearance in RHP.
As mentioned, it's his fifth published story of the year. Oddly, "The Last Ruined Night" is also estimated to be Mike's 1,200th published piece. He spent over twelve years as a freelance writer and journalist, and with an abundance of articles, columns, interviews, album reviews, film reviews, and op-eds, he's also published over a dozen poems, a number of jokes and humor pieces, and nearly 30 short stories, 1,200 is a nice number to hit, and he's proud that it wound up in RHP's latest release.
Pick it up HERE!
EQMM and AHMM latest out now
The new issues of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine are out now and both feature stories from Mike.
His tale "Carver (and) [Company]," about a PI that hears voices, appears in EQMM, while his story "Parenthetical," about a husband's deadly affair, shows up in AHMM.
Pick up EQMM HERE!
Pick up AHMM HERE!
New Story in Mystery Magazine
The latest issue of Mystery Magazine, Canada's number one source for mystery, crime, and thriller stories, is out now and it features a brand new Mike tale. With "The Snake," readers will find out just how far an untrustworthy husband will go to get rid of his wife.
This piece is Mike's fourth appearance in the beloved Canadian periodical. The first came back in March of 2019 with the Midport Mystery story featuring his recurring protagonist Detective Molly Fetterly entitled "K. O'Connor." His second appearance was in September of that year with a follow-up Midport story "Burn," often regarded as one of his best mystery yarns, while the third, published in January of 2021, was his dark and twisted tale of revenge "Why Do They Have to Make it so Easy?"
Make sure to pick up your copy of Mystery Magazine HERE!
Noir Magazine Dark Yonder Debuts
Dark Yonder, a brand new neo-noir magazine from the minds of crime fiction writers Eryk Pruitt and Katy Munger, officially celebrates its publication birthday. The dark and gritty magazine features Mike's "Perforation of a Moment," which also kicks off the publication as the lead story.
Pruitt, in the editor's statement of the magazine, stated, "Katy Munger and I planned to showcase eight authors in four issues per year. However, for this issue we received over 250 submissions and so many of them were top quality that we expanded this first collection to 10... It's hard to use one or two words to categorize these stories."
Pick up a physical copy or order the eBook version HERE!
Also, if you're in the Hillsborough, North Carolina area, stop by the Yonder Southern Cocktails and Brew bar, owned and operated by Pruitt, and ask for a copy!
Check out these additional publications for more of Mike's stories!
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