Grove Family Library Celebration

This Thursday, February 3rd, 2011, the Grove Family Library in Chambersburg, PA, will be hosting an Author’s Night from from 6-8 PM to celebrate the library’s 5th anniversary. On hand will be me, fellow SusquehannaWriters Cate Masters & Ken Gibble, Dody Meyers, Eileen Graham, and that great lady who always has a recipe for a good mystery, [...]

Celebrate the Book

Author Mike will be on hand in the Mechanicsburg Mystery Book Shop’s stall #45 from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM at the Celebrate the Book event held at the Carlisle Exo Center. This day-long event benefits the Bosler Library and boasts such glitteratti as John Grogan of Marley and Me fame. In addtion, there will be [...]

The Verdict Is In

I had my first opportunity to meet with a formal group of readers who’ve adopted The Gospel of Matthias Kent as their monthly selection. Their verdict? Unanimous approval. The discussion with the Camp Hill Barnes & Noble Mystery Group ranged from their favorite parts of the book, to their own personal viewpoints about religion, government, [...]

And So It Begins…

September 1st marks the Official Launch Date of The Gospel of Matthias Kent. While advance copies of the book have been available via Mechanicsburg Mystery Book Shop, the doors now swing open wide to the likes of Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Borders. (Mech. Mystery STILL leads this competitive pack by having the lowest price!!!) The eBook is also available in [...]

Full House

Author Mike wishes to thank Mechanicsburg Mystery Book Shop owner Deb and her trusty sidekick Jay for hosting her annual Ice Cream Social and Author Booksigning. Deb’s devoted readers literally filled EVERY seat in the room and were a wonderful group to talk with. Authors Dave, John, Dennis, and Author Mike had a grand time [...]

Better Than Books?

Okay, what’s better than settling down on a summer’s eve to read a book to the accompaniement of cicadas? The answer is settling down with that book and having ice cream!!! That’s exactly what the Mechanicsburg Mystery Book Shop has in store on Sunday, August 8th, 2010 beginning at 2:00 PM. Five authors will be on hand to discuss [...]


The best authors are transparent, their phrasing and word use as deft as an artist’s brush. Their art paints the lives of their characters, while we, the readers, follow the flow of their work in silence. But I do wonder sometimes just how the author might phrase their work aloud, what they’d emphasize, how they’d [...]

The First Reading Group

Good news and great personal reviews are coming in every week from readers who’ve read The Gospel of Matthias Kent. Today, Author Mike received a request to meet with the Mystery Readers of the Camp Hill Barnes & Noble for a discussion of the book to be held in August. Yes, that means they’re selecting Gospel [...]

Harrisburg Book Festival

The Midtown Scholar hosts the first annual book fair in Harrisburg’s historic Midtown on Saturday and Sunday, June 26th & 27th. Author Mike will be on hand from 1-4 on Saturday during the Fiction portion of the event that brings in more than 50 regional authors to meet, greet and speak with Harrisburg’s amazing reading [...]

The Carlisle Theater

Author Mike and Susquehanna Writers members, Tina Crone, Don Helin, and John Sprunk, had a great time discussing Fahrenheit 451 as a part of Jumpstreet’s Big Read this past Saturday. It was great to talk about so many aspects of the book versus the film as well as getting the audience’s take on what Ray [...]