The Montana Book Festival

The ‪Montana‬ Book Festival is approaching, and I’m pleased to be joining top writers from across the country. I’ll be on a panel with Bruce Holsinger (The Invention of Fire), Gavin Kovite (War of the Encyclopaedists), and Christopher Robinson (War of the Encyclopaedists, Salon). The panel is titled, “Raising the Pulse: Writing Violence and Creating Suspense”.

The moderated event takes place Friday, September 11th, 1:30 – 3:00 pm. It’s being held at the Missoula Art Museum.

Stay tuned for “The Puller” movie news, and new novel news.


– Michael

Adjustment to August touring schedule

The swing through the Pacific Northwest has been postponed until late September. Instead, I’ll be heading to Chicago for a local TV appearance regarding The Puller. There’s also personal business as well.

The Puller is also being featured at the Montana Book Festival from September 9-12, and I’ll be involved with some of the activities there. Can’t wait!



I remember blowing off two days of school at Naperville Central High just to read Stephen King’s IT. And like many of you, I was haunted by Pennywise the clown for quite some time. I remember telling myself that someday I wanted to write a story as entertaining as IT. I’m not sure if I accomplished that, but The Puller had interesting company last night on Amazon’s best seller list….

The Puller and IT

THE PULLER on Amazon

Okay, so this sort of thing is new to me: My debut novel THE PULLER just broke into the top 100 for horror on Amazon, and actually passed Jurassic Park.

It’s on sale, so now is a good time to check it out.

THE PULLER also makes an appearance in this month’s edition of Glancer magazine.

Also, the author lineup for the Montana Book Festival is shaping up, and it’s looking fantastic.