Early Reviews are Coming in on RISE THE DARK

“A frightening thriller about the holes in our infrastructure and the security protecting it. In this second Markus Novak novel, following 2015’s Last Words, Koryta effectively combines a compelling premise, a villain who seems too smart to be stopped, and a revealing...

How Flickering Lights Inspired Rise the Dark

Ever wonder why the lights will blink in your home during a storm before they go out for good? Ever wonder where the idea for a novel came from? With Rise the Dark, the answers are one and the same.  Writers often struggle to explain where a book came from, that...

A letter from Michael

It’s been awhile since I offered any updates from the writing desk, but I assure you that’s not because I’ve been asleep at it. Not all the time, at least. And the latest sleep research on naps and creativity suggests actually that…I digress. Here’s what’s been going...

Kind Words About RISE THE DARK

New York Times-bestselling authors Lee Child, Joseph Finder, and Stewart O’Nan are already fans of the book. See their comments here! “A superb thriller literally humming and buzzing with power and tension, given depth and resonance by Koryta’s...

RISE THE DARK, Coming August 16, 2016

For those who read LAST WORDS and encountered a teaser of a book-to-come called ECHOES, all I can say is….hang on to that copy, because it will be a special collectible!   The first-person Markus Novak novel promised there didn’t want to be written—and who am I...

Michael’s 20 Best Books of 2015

To end the year in true writer style, Michael shared his 20 favorite books of 2015 on his Facebook page. He reports 107 books read this year so far—51 novels and 56 nonfiction—and would love to hear your favorites of 2015 as well; You can add your recommendations in...

Michael’s Best of 2015 Picks

We will be sharing Michael’s 20 favorite books of 2015 on Facebook, every day between now and New Year’s Eve—one per day, with three selections to kick things off on opening day (Dec. 14). Michael reports 107 books read this year so far—51 novels and 56...