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.

The Last Storyteller is FREE to Celebrate Valentine’s 2018

A special Valentine’s treat for you. A FREE paranormal romance! The first book in the Ravenscar Shifter series The Last Storyteller by Michelle Dutton (my pen name for romance) is FREE. The 60 page shapeshifter romance novella will be available free now … Continue reading

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Memory of a Chilly Day in December

It will be 75 degrees here on this not so chilly 09 February 2018. I thought back to hiking in Prescott on 22 December 2017. Here’s a note I sent to friends that day. The bird bath froze solid last … Continue reading

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February 2018 First Friday Breakfast with Author Lisanne Harrington

On the first Friday of February 2018, we are having breakfast with author Lisanne Harrington. Many years ago, Lisanne left the legal world behind forever to pander to her muse, a sarcastic little so-and-so. Only copious amounts of Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper … Continue reading

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A Super Deal on the Murder, Mystery and Mayhem Anthology

This just in! The anthology is free for a very limited time. Grab it quick. My own short story, Last of the Skipjack, is a typical day in the life of an engineer—if she were the type to consider mass … Continue reading

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January 2018 First Friday Breakfast with Author Cary Christopher

On the first Friday of January 2018, we are having breakfast with author Cary Christopher. Cary Christopher took the extremely long route to writing his first novel. Born and raised in small towns all over Florida, he grew up around the circus/sideshow … Continue reading

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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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