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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.

Her Last Mission is LIVE and Only 99 Cents

Her Last Mission Live today, July o2, 2020. Announcing the publication of my Better Late Romance, Her Last Mission! Twelfth Night meets Mission Impossible when a retired engineer turned agent goes after a tech firm CEO. Masquerading as her twin … Continue reading

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FREE Book and Prescott Hiking off Jack Trailhead

Free Book I’m celebrating the publication of my Better Late Romance, Her Last Mission, by giving away my lunchtime read Found Dead in Arugula. Arugula is a long-ish short mystery story written to be enjoyed over a lunch or two. … Continue reading

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Half-Baked and Pandemic Quiche

Being vegan, I thought I’d said goodbye forever to quiche in 2004. Farewell also to lunches with broccoli cheese quiche and raspberry butter lettuce salad drizzled with Sicilian lemon balsamic. My sister changed all that with the following recipe she … Continue reading

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Pre Order HER LAST MISSION, A Better Late Romance

My latest novel is a cozy corporate spy sweet romance. Yes, that’s a thing. Her Last Mission encompasses new firsts for me. Although it’s my twelfth indie publication on Amazon, it’s my first novel finished after moving to Arizona. It’s … Continue reading

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Pandemic Eating with a Pinch of Gluttony

I took a cooking class with Gabriela Camara, a chef with a restaurant in Mexico City. It’s definitely one of my top five classes in MasterClass. Growing up in Southern California, Mexican food was my standard American diet. After taking … Continue reading

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It’s Trash Day!

Hooray and my gratitude to my trash collectors here in Yavapai  County, Arizona. During the pandemic I’ve been grateful for many things, but my heart is full on Tuesday mornings when I hear the trucks coming down the street. I’m … Continue reading

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2019 OC-Centric Play Festival Ended Today

Today I saw the last performance of the Ninth Season of the OC-Centric New Play Festival, three one act plays, a privilege to see. Oh if only I could have seen these last week, so you’d have a chance to … Continue reading

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Emotion: Sunday Philosophies

On Sundays, I walk without my iTouch. Instead of listening to books, I listen to what’s going on in my head. This is what developed today. I see a worrisome lack of Whole Person self care in people around me. … Continue reading

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August Campers and Thirteen Vegan Meal Ideas

Several in our July Camp NaNo cabin had chosen large writing projects. We decided to continue the momentum in a FaceBook group. With the 25K words I wrote in July, I can easily finish this cozy spy romance by August … Continue reading

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Winner at July 2019 Camp NaNo

At 5:19 PDT, I completed my Camp NaNo project. My goal was 25,000 words covering the first half of a new cozy spy romance. My final word count today was 25,177 words. Taking into account that NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNo … Continue reading

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