The 2017 Nebula Award Reading Suggestion List

My dark thriller “Black Friday” is on the 2017 Nebula Award Reading Suggestion List. And since it is, I’m offering free review copies in .pdf, .mobi, and .doc to members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Hit me up at and I’d be happy to send one your way.

Black Friday is a dark science fiction thriller, as well as diverse fiction that explores capitalism, materialism, and race relations.

A summary/review, below.

Black Friday is a glorious work of literature. The characters live and love and breathe and think and speak. They are visceral entities with powerful backstories and fallible moral compasses. Hodges’ characterization takes these human beings by the hand and forces them to evolve into spectacular shadows of their former selves. He uses exquisite prose to carve out detailed thoughts and emotions.

HWA Bram Stoker Award Recommendations

Three of my stories are on the 2017 Bram Stoker Award Recommendation List: “Black Friday” in the novel category, “Tree Line” in the short fiction category, and “The Gloaming” in the fiction collection category. Weird to be on that with Stephen King and David Lynch, to say the least.

I’m offering review copies of all three stories to any interested members of the Horror Writers Association.

I’ll also have some other cool, top secret writing news coming up.


– Michael

Redwood National Park campsite

Anyone who reads this website, or my novels knows I’m a huge fan of the outdoors, especially camping. While hotels can be great, nothing is better than a remote campsite on public land. Usually, these sites have the best location, and are unburdened by crowds.

This particular site was in Redwood National Park. My girlfriend Rachel and I literally had the entire beach to ourselves. A perfect campsite nestled between the Pacific, and groves of ancient redwoods.

California never ceases to amaze me. And I live in Montana, so that’s saying something.

Campsite, with miles of empty beach in Redwood National Park.

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