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...

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...