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...

USA Today Best Seller & A Thank You

Thanks to everyone who came out to events last week, or bought a book or downloaded an ebook — Rise the Dark is a national bestseller thanks to you, appearing last night on the USA TODAY bestseller list. USA Today doesn’t drop off titles over time, which...

Huffington Post: Koryta’s Talent is No Fluke

Koryta’s RISE THE DARK Proves His Talent Is No Fluke BY Jackie K. Cooper, August 20, 2016 Last year I stumbled across the novel LAST WORDS by Michael Koryta. I really enjoyed the story and enjoyed the author’s talent. However I thought possibly this one novel was a...

The New York Times Finds Eerie Thrills in Rise the Dark

The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction By MARILYN STASIO, August 19, 2016 Welcome to Michael Koryta’s latest nightmare. In RISE THE DARK, Eli Pate, a self-anointed messiah capable of calling up a homegrown army of “more than 200 heavily armed and deeply paranoid white...

Michael Talks with the Indy Star

Michael talks with the IndyStar and shares how his father’s job at Indiana University influenced parts of the plot in Rise the Dark. Electric thrills guide Michael Koryta’s ‘Rise the Dark’ By David Lindquist,  August 16, 2016 In new novel “Rise the...