Rock and a Hard Place Vol. 8 Released

Rock and a Hard Place Volume 8 has just dropped and it's already garnered stellar reviews, which is not at all surprising considering this is one of the best crime/mystery/noir magazines being published today. Every issue is a masterclass in story craft, narrative, dialogue, and character. 

Mike's story "Keeping Time" appears alongside works from some amazing writers including Stephen J. Golds (author of I'll Pray When I'm Dying and numerous excellent short stories), Hector Acosta (author of Hardway), Scott Von Doviak (author of Charlesgate Confidential and the forthcoming Lowdown Road), BW Carter, Robert Ottone, Eddie McNamara, Jennifer Stark, Jason Allison, Marc Watkins, John Bovio, Mark Jonathan Harris, Aislinn Kelly-Lyth, Linda B. Adam, Andy Boyle, and Mike Zimmerman. Anthea Pretorious The issue also includes art and photos from Jay Bechtol, Allison Renner, and many others.

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New Molly Fetterly Story Appears in SHMM #29

After a long hiatus, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine is back with a brand new Midport Mystery story featuring Mike's main protagonist, Molly Fetterly. When a standup comic is killed at a local comedy club, it's up to Molly and the rest of the team at MPD to crack the case.

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New Fiction Up at Terror House Magazine

All Cardley Baxter wants to do is kill his boss. Is that too much to ask? Find out in "Frank," and visit Terror House Magazine  HERE!

Mike Places on Ellery Queen's Reader's Poll

Here's some exciting news (well, it's exciting to Mike, maybe not you, but hey)! The Ellery Queen 2020 Reader's Poll has just been announced and it turns out that Mike has placed 10th on the list! Granted, it's last place, but what the hell, beggars can't be choosers, and considering that Mike ranks alongside such luminaries as Doug Allyn and the legendary Joyce Carol Oates, it goes without saying that he's stoked. Check out the NEWS page for more info!  

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