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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.

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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Deals and Steals on Two Fantasies and Three Mysteries

My reading list just exploded! I discovered several new releases or novels with their price slashed and wanted to share them with you. It’s summer time at the beach or in departure lounges where one really needs a good book … Continue reading

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Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott, Arizona

I broke my budget at Prescott’s Farmers Market. Who could resist coffee, marmalades, patty pan squash, sourdough bread, cactus tea, Lebanese zatar bread and spinach pies, radish sprouts, raw cacao nibs, and veggie samosas? Not me. But I digress. After … Continue reading

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Lists and a FREE Book: Lists of Books and Films at Prescott’s Film Festival

For those who like lists and free stuff, this post is for you. The two lists are my ever-changing top seven must read books, this one limited to authors that have passed AND the films I’d see if I was … Continue reading

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