The Humongous Mosh Pit Contest

With less than a month left before the roll­out of Mosh Pit, book 1 of The Rose Gar­den Arena Inci­dent, I am hold­ing a con­test with over $600 in cash and prizes. The con­test has an affil­i­ate link, so if you repost it any­where and some­one uses the link to enter them­selves, you get a sec­ond entry auto­mat­i­cally. It’s pretty sweet. Check it out here.[/p]

Monthly Cover / Title Reveals

Starting September 1st: Monthly Cover Reveal!s

Septem­ber 1st we’ll be unveil­ing the final cover for book three of The Rose Gar­den Arena Inci­dent, along with the title. Fol­low­ing that, for the next four months, each new cover and title will be revealed at the begin­ning of the month. Be sure to tune in Octo­ber 1st for book four, Novem­ber 1st for book five, Decem­ber 1st for book six, and New Year’s Day for the sev­enth and final book of the serial thriller.

Huge News!

Coming Sept 19: My Newest Work

The Rose Garden Arena Incident
A Serial Thriller in Seven Parts


Mosh Pit (The Rose Garden Arena Incident, Book 1)

My newest novel, The Rose Gar­den Arena Inci­dent is being writ­ten and released as a seven-part serial thriller. The parts will come out in sep­a­rate Kindle ebooks and Audi­ble audio­books with the first one being released Sep­tem­ber 19. After that, install­ments will fol­low roughly a month apart. Cur­rently, the first two books, Mosh Pit and Media Frenzy are avail­able for pre­order from Ama­zon.

Media Frenzy (The Rose Garden Arena Incident, Book 2)

This is far and away my most ambi­tions and best work ever. The story is incred­i­bly com­plex with a big cast of indeli­ble char­ac­ters. So far, beta reader response has been incred­i­ble. Which reminds me, if any­body would like an Advanced Reader Copy to review on their blogs, web­site, or else­where, just let me know. My email is all over the place on this site, but just in case you can’t find it, you can reach me at


For more infor­ma­tion, check out The Rose Gar­den Arena Inci­dent, or click on the cov­ers to pre­order from Ama­zon.

Website Update

Well, as you can prob­a­bly notice, things are chang­ing on the web­site front. Hope­fully for the bet­ter, although at this point I am so frus­trated I want to just tear my hair out and go back to com­mu­ni­cat­ing with two tin cans and a piece of string cov­ered in can­dle wax. Did that ever actu­ally work? Will my site? Stay tuned for the answers to all these ques­tions and more…

Seri­ously, though. I think it is look­ing bet­ter. I need to stream­line every­thing. The way I have it now, any­thing I blog and post as “News” shows up on my front page. This is all great and will be a won­der­ful time saver, how­ever, I’d really like to be able to make one or more posts “sticky” so it/they stay at the front of the pack. Not sure how to do that or even if I can with­out rewrit­ing sig­nif­i­cant por­tions of my Word­Press site. And, even though I used to pro­gram video games in a pre­vi­ous life? I can barely han­dle the mod­icum of CSS (never mind the PHP) needed to make even these sub­tle changes. Wow, become a pro­fes­sional writer for four­teen years and twenty odd years of com­puter sci­ence just gets thrown to the wolves.

Any­way, you’re prob­a­bly going to see a bit of rep­e­ti­tion in my posts of things you’ve already seen on my home page as I try to get the infor­ma­tion back up on the front that I had. I apol­o­gize in advance for this incon­ve­nience.


Micheal out.

The Rose Garden Arena Incident: One Month to Liftoff

meme 4B Blue Eyes-6Things are pro­gress­ing well with The Rose Gar­den Arena Inci­dent, my serial thriller in seven parts. I’ll say one thing, this is far, far more work that I ever antic­i­pated. Holy cow. Writ­ing seven com­plete books—even if they are all one big story—is a lot of work. Espe­cially when you throw in all the coor­di­nat­ing with edi­tors and artists and nar­ra­tors and pro­duc­ers and… whew.

I am man­ag­ing to keep up, though. Cur­rently, I’m a cou­ple books ahead. And here’s some fan­tas­tic news: pre­orders are going great! I hoped my fans would have the same inter­est in this project as I do and it appears they do. So that’s really nice. It’s one thing to be doing all this work, quite another to actu­ally be doing it for folks.

Rose Garden Arena Incident Book 1: MOSH PIT CoverMar­ket­ing, adver­tis­ing, and pro­mo­tion hasn’t kicked off yet. That will hap­pen some­time in the next hand­ful of weeks. Right now you may have seen the odd Face­book post or tweet (or blog post !!), but other than a few basic memes, there really isn’t any­thing throt­tling up yet. That will change as we come closer to launch date (which is Sep­tem­ber 19 for book one, Mosh Pit).

Any­way, thought I’d take a break from all the pound­ing of keys and write a quick update. Really, if you’ve been watch­ing my site and check­ing the odd blurb else­where, you pretty much know what is going on. At least as much as I do, any­way.

Hope y’all are hav­ing an awe­some sum­mer! I’ll be back with a more infor­ma­tive post soon.


Till then,


Michael out.