Author Archives: mlknowlden

About mlknowlden

In 2011, I left engineering to write full-time. Between the years 1992 and 2011, I’ve published 14 stories with Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine that have featured the hypochondriac detective Micky Cardex and two stories that did not. The 1998 story “No, Thank You, John” was nominated for a Shamus award. Many of these stories have been included in anthologies and translated in multiple languages. With Neal Shusterman, I’ve also published a science fiction story for the More Amazing Stories anthology (Tor) published in 1998 and co-authored with Neal Shusterman an X-Files Young Adult novel (DARK MATTER) for HarperCollins in 1999 under the name Easton Royce. For Simon & Schuster in July 2012, we published an e-novella UNSTRUNG in Neal's UNWIND world. I have graduate degrees in English and Electrical Engineering.

FREE Book and Pre-Order The Foreign Story Collector

The second book in the Ravenscar Shifter series (sweet paranormal romance with spy thriller elements) will be released December 22nd, but is available now at a special preorder price. More on that later. To celebrate, Amazon is giving away the … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2018 Eighteenth Day and Notes On Oceanside and Alice Waters

Although my November has been fraught with interruptions like four glorious days in Oceanside with family and distractions like flu shots, movies (Nutcracker and the Four Realms and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (twice)), four USO hats last week, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2018 First Day

Food alert. My plan is in place. Is yours? I’ve participated in about eleven NaNoWriMos. The National Novel Writing Month in November is a writing signpost for me. My compass is tuned to it. If I’m not planning for one … Continue reading

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2018 October Reads and Unfinished Deeds

After I returned from China, I dove into listening to audio books, finishing two hardbacks, and reading ebooks. September and October turned into story-drenched months with new releases and old finds. The status of the second Ravenscar shifter book? It’s … Continue reading

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My 2018 Reads that Include a FREE Book and Camp NaNo Brag

I love talking about my current fave books, almost as much as I love to brag. Permit me to start with myself or scroll down to discover your next fun read. I went to Camp NaNoWriMo in July and met … Continue reading

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A Sample July Day of Vegan Meals

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates When they find out I’m vegan, friends, family, and medical doctors’ first concern is whether I’m getting enough iron, protein, and vitamin B6. The answer is yes and backed by … Continue reading

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Writing Status July 2018 and IDENTITY ISSUES

A busy July! Between Native American music at the Bowers, life assessments, Mandarin lessons and buying Identity Issues for a super deal, I sprinted and am ahead of schedule to meet my Camp Nano goal. I aim to finish a new … Continue reading

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