Mike McHone is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and former journalist from Detroit.
In the mid-2000s, he started freelancing for various newspapers throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, and began writing short stories. By 2013 his work had appeared in The AV Club, Neo-Opsis, The Detroit News, Hustler, and Playboy. (Just to be clear, he submitted jokes to Hustler and Playboy, not pictures. Don't get excited.)
In 2014, after growing frustrated with seeing very few of his stories published he quit writing for four years. However, in 2018, after picking up his first copy of Ellery Queen, he decided to switch gears and write crime fiction. Within six months, he wrote "K. O'Connor," "From Green to Red," "More Than Enough," "Burn," and "A Drive-by on Chalmers Road?," the first five stories to feature his main protagonist Detective Molly Fetterly. These stories would ultimately end up in the pages of Mystery Weekly, Ellery Queen, Mystery Tribune, and Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine. Since that time, his work has also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Guilty, Tough, Rock and a Hard Place, Dark Yonder, Shotgun Honey, Terror House, Punk Noir, and Under the Thumb: Stories of Police Oppression edited by S.A. Cosby.