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About michaelstephendaigle

I have been writing most of my life. I am the author of the award-winning Frank Nagler Mystery series. "The Swamps of Jersey (2014); "A Game Called Dead" (2016) -- a Runner-Up in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Indie Author Contest; and "The Weight of Living" (2017) -- First Place winner for Mysteries in the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Contest.

‘A Game Called Dead’ : Harriet Waddley-Jones’ Me-Too moment

In the Frank Nagler Mysteries, there are victims of crimes who are “wrong-place, wrong-time” victims, characters who die blameless. Others carry deeper troubles, and in trying to purge those demons, deliberately act, and as a result, become targets of the … Continue reading

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‘The Weight of Living’ named a 2018 Notable 100 Book By Shelf Unbound

The third Frank Nagler Mystery, “The Weight of Living,” has been named a Notable 100 Book in the 2018 Shelf Unbound Indie Book Awards. Thanks to Shelf Unbound, and to the Imzadi Publishing gang, Janice Grove and Anita-Dugan Moore. Anita’s … Continue reading

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‘The Swamps of Jersey’ released as an audio book

Very excited to announce THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY is now available as an audio book at Amazon, Audible and iTunes. Thanks to Anita and Janice at Imzadi Publishing for their efforts. They show how much a small publishing house can … Continue reading

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The bribery of time and light

Ask again the question asked, The answer unfulfilled; The darkness of your eyes. Things circle, endless and come back incomplete. How many times around does it take For the loss to be scraped off Like dust burning through atmosphere? How … Continue reading

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Peace is

Peace is One step against the line. One shout above the silence. A hand reaching out Another reaching back. A broken thing fixed An empty thing filled. Peace is Standing alone Awaiting others. A single singer Joined in chorus. An … Continue reading

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Mystery as myth

Writing a prequel is hard. I already know everything that is supposed to happen, and faithful readers (THANK YOU!) have an expectation that I will explain it all as I look back at the beginning of the series. So, that’s … Continue reading

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Awaken

Sunlight cracks the shell Where you went to hide When the world turned cold.   They did not leave you, But knew where you were hiding Convinced of your loneliness.   They come to the wall And leave messages in … Continue reading

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‘The Weight of Living’ featured in Kirkus Reviews

The Kirkus Review of the third Frank Nagler book, “The Weight of Living” will be one of 35 Independent book reviews featured in the upcoming (March 15) issue of Kirkus Reviews magazine. The company says that fewer than 10 percent … Continue reading

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Voice actor veteran Lee Alan to read and produce audio book of ‘The Swamps of Jersey’

In another step to place the Frank Nagler books before readers, my publisher, Imzadi Publishing of Tulsa, has engaged a voice actor to read and produce an audio  book of THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY. The book will be read and … Continue reading

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Walk away from war

When all the seas are empty and the skies are boiling black; When the forests are silent and all the voices stilled we will walk away from war.   When there is no one left to kiss you or tease … Continue reading

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