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About michaelstephendaigle

I have been writing most of my life. I have written at least three complete novels, have three others started and on my website michaelstephendaigle.com is the draft chapter of the latest effort,"The Swamps of Jersey."

Silencio

Battered, flooded, toppled, windblown Marooned, dusted, drenched, Abandoned, deserted, voiceless, stunned. (Getty Images) A world for a moment still. Then rise, limping, bleeding, Eyes filled with dust, standing uncertain on shifting earth — Listen! Where are the mothers, brothers, sisters, … Continue reading

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Cassini

What sparks, the flicker of your heart, the detritus of hope and hurt left in a distant burning trail. Signals bouncing off unseen waves, surprising strong, sneaking past defenses, nets cast to repel the unwanted, troubling thoughts, dormant desires, sparked … Continue reading

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New Providence Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 16

The New Providence Book Festival will take place  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 on the grounds of the Salt Box Museum at 1350 Springfield Avenue in New Providence, NJ. Authors will appear to sign their books, … Continue reading

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Back on Hunterdon radio with Frank Nagler (and Georjean)

On Monday (9/11) I have once again have the opportunity to spend time with friend and radio host Georjean Trinkle on her internet radio show Hot in Hunterdon. Her show is on from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays. Here’s the … Continue reading

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The Great Blueberry Strike

We just wanted a fair wage for our blueberry picking. Little did we know how our struggles would fit in to the grand global struggle between labor and management, the haves and the have-nots, and supply and demand. Some of … Continue reading

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Creating Frank Nagler; ‘Just Come Home’ the prequel

With a character  like Ironton, N.J.’s Detective Frank Nagler, the subject of three books, the question is how did he get to the spot he is in?  That what I’m try to answer in the prequel to the three mysteries so … Continue reading

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A more perfect union

Travelers slide into the South on Route 81 and into the American Civil War. The wondrous and beautiful Shenandoah River Valley was home to four years of that war from 1861 to 1865, and in the end was subjected to … Continue reading

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A thousand years of drought

Thunder rumbles like distant gun fire, The echoes of endless battle. The statues all have swords, Huzzahs not to sacrifices, but to campaigns for glory forgotten. Let the metal rust and the stone melt. Remember the faces and tears, Not … Continue reading

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Making ‘The Weight of Living’ local news

Trying a little local online advertising.  Testing, testing, testing. The fun part is getting to interview myself. And we reporters used to accuse politicians of making up quotes. Ha!   http://tapinto.net/towns/morristown/articles/new-jersey-author-releases-new-mystery   http://tapinto.net/towns/bridgewater-slash-raritan/articles/new-jersey-author-releases-new-mystery-1

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New Nagler: ‘Just Come Home’: Who is Martha?

One question that lingers through the three Frank Nagler mysteries, is who is his wife Martha. She is described as his great love. But what did that mean? As I write the prequel to the series, called JUST COME HOME, … Continue reading

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