Award eligible work for 2017-2018

Hey everyone,

Politically, 2017 stunk. But it’s been good for my writing. My novel “Black Friday” is on the Stoker Award Reading List, and the Nebula Reading List for work published in 2017. Because of that, I’m offering free copies for any HWA (Horror Writers Association) or SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) member.

In addition, My short story collection “The Gloaming” is on the Stoker list, along with my experimental short horror story “Tree Line”(contained in the “The Gloaming”). I’m making these available for free to any interested HWA members.

“Black Friday” is diverse fiction featuring a black protagonist and strong female characters. The novel is a thriller at heart, but tackles race relations, consumerism, capitalism, and technology. It’s definitely raw and unfiltered work.



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Tree Line and the Bram Stoker Award Recommendation List

Hey everyone,

This year I released my first short fiction collection, “The Gloaming”, which made it onto the Stoker Award Reading List along with my novel “Black Friday” and my short story “Tree Line”. Because of that I’ve decided to make “Tree Line” available to read here, for free to HWA members, or anyone else who enjoys short, experimental fiction.




Tree Line


11 p.m. says the watch of my dead son.


The darker it grows, the closer the forest things creep.


But I have light. A single, crusty bulb hanging from the ceiling of this logging shack. It is the only thing keeping them at bay. The bulb is powered by a windmill generator in an orchard, ten acres carved from a million of dusky boreal forest. Julip Camp is hike-in only. The waist-high orchard grass that surrounds it kneels in the breeze. When there is a breeze. And light.

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The Invasive 2: Remnants is out

Hey everyone,

Things are crazy out here in western Montana. Fires are blowing up all over the place. There is good news, however. “The Invasive 2: Remnants” is out! The novel once again takes place in Montana, and features the same cast of characters from the popular “The Invasive”. I had a lot of fun writing the sequel, and I’m glad it’s finally out.

You can grab a copy of the novel here.


– Michael

Bram Stoker Award Recommendations List: Black Friday

Hey everyone,

It looks like The Horror Writer’s Association has their 2017 Bram Stoker Award Recommendations List up. On it, you’ll find my novel BLACK FRIDAY, along with novels like BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer and MONSTROSITY by Tim Curran.

It’s nice to be on the list.

If you have not checked out BLACK FRIDAY yet, it’s now out (and soon to be an audiobook).