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.

End of 2017 Reads

December is my month to be overwhelmed with the holidays, and I’m on schedule with that. I’m working on one book submission (due this coming week) and two book proposals (due in January). Oh my. December is also my time … Continue reading

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A Patchwork of Words and NaNoWriMo 2017

Last night at about 9:45, I wrote my last words in my NaNoWriMo manuscript and submitted it for validation. Woohoo. My winner’s badge is to your left. Instead of focusing on the third book in the Deluded Detective series, I … Continue reading

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Raw Pumpkin Pie and November Notes

NaNoWriMo Update Day 18. Word count is about 24,000. Yep, not enough words and I’m still calm. I’m pleased with what I’ve done so far and on November 30th, I am looking forward to being satisfied with what I’ve accomplished. … Continue reading

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Pre-Order The Last Storyteller and NaNoWriMo 2017

Although it is day nine of NaNoWriMo with late October/early November filled with doctors’ appointments, plumbers, marketing the anthology, publishing a new book in a series and writing book proposals, I’m surprisingly calm about my 1,838 total wordcount. Yes, you … Continue reading

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FREE Book and The Last Storyteller Cover Reveal

To introduce readers to Michelle Dutton’s romances, Amazon offers the historical suspense novel Lillian in the Doorway FREE October 28 to November 1st. The novel includes two excerpts: one from my first Abishag mystery Sinking Ships and the second is from the first … Continue reading

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Foment and Feast for NaNoWriMo 2017

Food plan alert. Mine is in work. Is yours? I’ve participated in how many NaNoWriMos? Ten, eleven or twelve? I’ve not finished a couple that’s for sure. I’m not traveling this fall, so I hope that bodes well for a successful … Continue reading

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Murder, Mystery & Mayhem Anthology Launch

Looky here! An anthology you will not want to miss. Murder, Mystery & Mayhem! I have been a member of the writers’ group Orange County Fictionaires since 1992. It has made me a better writer and a better friend to writers. … Continue reading

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