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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.

Changing genres: Experimentation in writing

“A chef pulls at the edges of their menus to see what new tastes can be created, a photographer tries new mediums, combining old and new, an engineer, a teacher, a social worker, turn their efforts sideways to gain new … Continue reading

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Boot

If Achilles had a boot, the world would all be different. What would have Homer written if the Greeks had not needed a reason to invade Troy and appease the gods? How would great stories about star-crossed lovers ever emerge … Continue reading

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A taste of something new (and not a murder mystery)

This a  piece from a story called “The year the world came to Mount Jensen, Maine.” It’s the tale of a small Maine town that is going through changes and features such characters as Max Danton, a teen-ager blogger, Henderson, … Continue reading

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Selfie

Time is balance and dreams we try to remember. A warm yes and a cold no, the uncertain in between: Somehow all the same. Pulling nails alone will not reveal truth. The plaster must be smashed. The veneer broken and … Continue reading

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Another 5-Star review for ‘The Weight of Living.’ Thanks from a grateful author

HOT NEW REVIEW: ★★★★★ The Weight of Living “Intrigue at its finest!” February 12, 2019 I picked this book to read from a recommendation of a friend. By accident, I started with book 3 of the Frank Nagler Mystery series. … Continue reading

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5-Star review of ‘The Weight of Living’ : ‘A stunning and engrossing meditation on grief and survival’ (Thank you!)

Thanks to this reviewer for their reading of “The Weight of Living.” Coming soon, “The Red Hand,” the prequel that tells you all you wanted to know about Frank Nagler and Ironton, N.J. The review: 5 STARS. HOW DEEP DOES … Continue reading

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Nagler Book Four: ‘The Red Hand’ accepted for publishing

Among the favorite words an author likes to hear are: “I really liked your book.” The other favorite words are: “Your book has been accepted for publication.” So, I am pleased to announce that the fourth in the award-winning Frank … Continue reading

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New format for ‘The Frank Nagler Anthology’

I am glad to announce new formats for the Frank Nagler Anthology, a collection of the first three Frank Nagler Mysteries. Thanks for my publisher, Imzadi Publishing.  It was first issued as a hardcover, but is now available on Amazon … Continue reading

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‘The Weight of Living’ free for five days

Here’s a chance to jump into the award-winning Frank Nagler Mystery series. For the next five days, Jan 10 to 14, the third  Frank Nagler Mystery, “The Weight of Living,” will be available as a free download on Amazon’s Kindle … Continue reading

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Two interviews. Thanks

I’ve had the privilege of being interviewed on two blog sites in the  past week.   Thanks to Claire Jennison and Kris Wampler for including me. Here’s the links:   https://penningandplanning.com/2019/01/04/authors-40-series-michael-daigle/   https://kriswampler.com/2018/12/29/michael-stephen-daigle/   For more information visit: https://www.authorbookings.com/members/michael-daigle

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