Michael on Craft & the Notes He Leaves Himself

Michael discusses craft, the advice he keeps in mind as he writes, and his rotten S.O.B. of an editor in his post on Literary Hub: THE EDITOR INSIDE MY HEAD IS A CRUEL AND DEMANDING S.O.B. By Michael Koryta, Sept. 2 When I worked at a newspaper, my cubicle walls were...

Writing’s Not Such a Silent Art After All

Michael talks to Audible about the sound on the page with writers like Michael Connelly Books, Stephen King, Alafair Burke, Dean Koontz, and Megan Abbott Books. The Voices Tell Me What To Do Writing’s not such a silent art after all. The bestselling author...

Michael’s Rise the Dark Playlist

Music is a huge part of my writing process, and certain songs and artists seep into the individual books and characters. This is never more important than in the middle of a book, or during the first rewrites, when fresh energy is critical. I’ve had the pleasure of...

Rise the Dark Pre-order Giveaway!

To gear up for the release of Rise the Dark, we are doing a special pre-order promotion! Between now and August 16, if you send a receipt or photo of a receipt for a pre-order of Rise the Dark to korytabooks@gmail.com, and share the contest post on Facebook,...

Rise the Dark & a Cooke City Inscription

Michael signed a book or two yesterday at the Hachette Book Group distribution center! He says many of the books were filled with valuable Pokemon Go creatures, but that you must purchase the books in order to capture them. If that isn’t reward enough, some of...

Michael Throws the First Pitch at Yankee Stadium

It was an unbelievable honor to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium last night (went with my patented side-splitter). I’m most grateful to the Yankees and Hachette Book Group for the chance. Unforgettable night.     For the record, equipment...