Stephen King & Trooper Koryta

Today Stephen King will receive the PEN America Literary Service Award, and considering how many times I’ve re-read ON WRITING in my career—let alone his incredible fiction—and considering the outstanding work of his foundation, I’d say that’s an awfully deserved...

The Impact of Newspapers on HOW IT HAPPENED

I wrote HOW IT HAPPENED, a crime novel about a double-murder in a coastal Maine fishing town, in 2017, a year when the state’s homicide toll was 20. That was an increase. In 2016, the state had seen 18 murders. It was a statistic I pointed to in the book, a real-world...

Thriller of the Month

Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble have named Michael’s How It Happened as one of their thriller picks for the month of May! Pre-order your copy now! Amazon: http://amzn.to/2sTQzd7 B&N: http://bit.ly/2sU5pQY
Meet Bob Hammel

Meet Bob Hammel

I had the special privilege of introducing Bob Hammel at a library dedication in his honor last night, which gave me the chance to reflect on a lot of history as I approach the release of my 13th book – none of which would have happened without Bob’s generosity and...
A Hometown Influence

A Hometown Influence

Michael wrote a piece for Indianapolis Monthly recalling how a local crime from his childhood influenced HOW IT HAPPENED. How The Jill Behrman Case Informed Michael Koryta’s New Novel This month, the Bloomington author publishes his latest book, How It Happened. Like...

Time to Sign!

Signing and shipping some product at the Hachette Book Group distribution center, in Lebanon, Indiana. (Noted: that’s a great-looking cover.) Always nice to see the real-world side of the book business, and for a former newspaper press room geek, watching books fly...