Novel # 3, Black Friday is out

I’m thrilled to report that my latest novel, Black Friday is in the wild.

Log line:

Jared the kleptomaniac, Chike the unemployed IT guy, Patricia the shopaholic, and Jeff the meth dealer are trapped inside a Chicago supermall on Black Friday by alien forces.

Sometimes a good sale just isn’t worth it.

Think The Mist meets the Breakfast Club, combined with my style of “trapped” situations. You can check out the Ebook and paperback at this link.

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The Gloaming: Out now

I’m happy to announce that my first collection of short stories, THE GLOAMING is out now.

You can pick up a copy at this link.

A good chunk of these stories were published in an array of science fiction anthologies and magazines, which earned me a spot in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. But there are also brand new stories sprinkled in, like “Tree Line”, “The Hesher”, “Gudmund’s Wolf”, and “For You, the River”.

All of the stories reflect apocalyptic and/or First Contact themes.

Fletcher’s Mountains: A man travels cross-country, post-oil and WW III, in search of his old friend’s cabin in the Montana mountains. But someone is following him….

Lost Planes, Lost River: Cessna’s belonging to the Wildlife Service keep disappearing as the Service attempts to kill a wolf pack for livestock depredation. The FBI is called to investigate.

Geiter: A group of villagers hunts a legendary hybrid grizzly bear, only to find the legend not quite what they thought.

Hydra: A top scientist discovers a way to extend the human life span by decades, but grapples with the reality humans will be the only species left on the planet if implemented.

Grangy: A disabled man befriends a bizarre woodland creature.

Divinity: A college study on planet Divinity reveals a strange new species, but not all is as it seems….

Uncommon Ally: After meteors wipe out most of mankind, the meteors that crashed into the ocean infect the seas with invasive species. A young rebel snipes the invasive’s from shore, and finds an uncommon ally in the great white shark.

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The Gloaming – a collection of 16 organic tales

I’m happy to report that my first collection of short stories, THE GLOAMING will be published next week.

A good chunk of these stories were published in a wide array of science fiction anthologies and magazines, which earned me a spot in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. But there are also brand new stories sprinkled in, like “Tree Line”, “The Hesher”, “Gudmund’s Wolf”, and “For You, the River”.

All of the stories reflect apocalyptic and/or First Contact themes. My favorites might be “Fletcher’s Mountains” and “Lost Planes, Lost River”. The latter is about a pack of wolves in a central Idaho mountain range, targeted for extermination by a state wildlife agency. But the agency runs into resistance in the form of a strange presence that has bonded with the pack high up in the Lost River Range.

Best,

– Michael

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