A Note on Character and Voice

When I wrote books in first-person, I inevitably heard readers tell me that they thought I was Lincoln Perry. He and I were one and the same. Not the character, of course, but the voice. I’ve heard numerous writers, all of whom I greatly admire, dispute this notion...

Last Words Playlist

Listen to Michael’s playlist for LAST WORDS and read a synopsis below of why each song made his list.   1. Beggar in the Morning, by The Barr Brothers I first encountered this song at a time when I was struggling with the character of Markus Novak, had...

Inside the Koryta Writing Cave

Curious about where Michael does his writing? Click the link below to take a tour of his home office in this piece written by Michael. Inside the Koryta Writing Cave

Michael’s Survival Reading List

In the acknowledgements to THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD, I promised to share the books about survival that informed/inspired my novel. I promptly forgot to do so. A year late, but just in time for the paperback release (July 14!) here we go. Along with a favorite quote of...

Video: Welcome to Cooke City!

Welcome to Cooke City! You’ll note a few familiar stops from Ethan and Jack’s journey – Miner’s Saloon on your left, followed by the Cooke City General Store. To the right, Hoosier’s Bar. Not named after anything Indiana-related, but it makes me feel at home all the...

Bounce Across The Beartooths, September 2010

 Bounce Across The Beartooths, September, 2010: The daily log of an intrepid expedition. Day One: Easton and I are met in Minneapolis by the third of our four-man party, Captain Bob Bley. He mentions that his real first name is William, but that he changed it after...