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...

Cameras rolling on BOSCH

I was working in LA a couple weeks back when Michael Connelly invited me to visit the set of his TV show, BOSCH, for a couple hours. I’ve known Michael for a more than a decade now, but my history with him as an influence goes back well beyond that — when my first...

Michael’s 10 Favorite Halloween-Season Reads

I’ve been kicking this project around for a while, either for my own social media sites, or for the wonderful new site, The Life Sentence, which I think is an absolute gem. With THE RIDGE, the most recent of my outright-supernatural thrillers due for a handsome new...

Parade’s Last-Chance Summer Reads

Even though it’s fall, it’s always a good time to read LAST WORDS! Michael’s latest release is on Parade magazine’s Last-Chance Summer Reads list. Check out the full list: http://bit.ly/1hCjbMJ.

Blog: Where Ideas Come From

One of the things any writer hears often, probably the most-asked question unless you are speaking to writing students, in which case it has to do with finding agents or publishers, is along the lines of “How do you get your ideas?” Some people have been to enough...