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, [...]

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 [...]

FRONT PAGE

The buzz over The Gospel of Matthias Kent grows stronger every day. Case in point is the Mechanicsburg Mystery Book Shop, who’s placed Gospel on its homepage as “This Month’s Special.” This comes on top of greatly positive reviews from fellow authors and readers from CentralPA, Atlanta, Memphis, and, now, Chicago. Take the journey with [...]

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 [...]

Early Reviews

Readers who took the plunge into the advance copies of The Gospel of Matthias Kent are reporting how much they’ve enjoyed the book. One of them, sci fi fan and author of the Perry County Mystery Series Dennis Royer, went so far as to post a wonderful review of the Gospel on the SusquehannaWriters website on July 9th, [...]

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 Box

The postman dropped off a box last week. You know how they all look – ubiquitous dirt brown bound in shiny plastic tape. Ordinary. Mundane. God knows I’ve received enough of them in the mail. Yet this one’s arrival filled me with equal parts suspense and glee. Why? The return address belonged to my publisher, [...]

Letting Go

There’s a moment at the begining of the publishing process I call, ‘Letting go.’ This is that terror-filled second where your mouse-clicking finger hovers over that left mouse button, as the onscreen arrow jabs the word “Send.” This is the point where you commit your manuscript – your passion – your characters – your strengths [...]

CONTRACT SIGNED!!!

Author Mike Silvestri signed a contract to publish his epic science fiction novel, The Gospel of Matthias Kent, with Draumr Publishing of Columbia, Maryland. The deal covers print and electronic rights to the book, which will be available in late summer/early fall next year. woo-hoo!!!!