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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.

Fan mail from Sint Maartin?

What makes the  Internet fun – when you’re not being scammed, spammed. phished, hacked and generally annoyed—is when someone in an unexpected location visits your website. I periodically check the stats on my site to track users, etc. I also … Continue reading

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Until I learn

Buds swell, Life licked by a tongue of sunlight, The sigh of being rises in the dark Till green shoots penetrate the cold soil, the hint of hope That soothes a bruised earth. Earth turns The contrails of war, arrows … Continue reading

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SCALING THE WALL. Jacob schemes up a wall crawl challenge between Theo and bully Bobby Danforth

In this segment of my junior high school WIP, Jacob, the  really smart kid, tells Theo he is setting up a betting scheme for a wall crawl contest between Theo and Bobby Danforth. Also, the story has a new name: … Continue reading

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WIP: BETTING ON THEO. Dev enters the wall crawl challenge. And, um, is Theo falling for Dev?

In this scene from the WIP, BETTING ON THEO, a story about a middle school. Dev tells Theo she has entered the wall crawl challenge set up by their friend, Jacob. The scene also raises the question about how close … Continue reading

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Yoga girl

Light pours Sets sky to sizzle Burns a trail through darkness. Then you Eyes dark, soft, soon demanding. You coiled to give Open to accept; A question and an answer You ask and ponder. How much can be gathered in … Continue reading

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New ‘Betting on Theo.’ Dev hiding

In this section of what now is called BETTING ON THEO, Theo, the new kid in town, is chased through a neighborhood by the school bully and his friends. Passing an old factory, a gate opens and Theo reunites with … Continue reading

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New scene, ‘Betting on Theo:’ Confrontation between school bully and Theo. Wall crawl challenge

In this scene from BETTING ON THEO, the story of three outsiders banding together to challenge the Cherry Street School establishment, Theo and school bully Bobby Danforth face off in a wall-crawl challenge.   If Tom Sawyer and a whitewashed fence … Continue reading

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New Cherry Street School. Title: ‘Betting on Theo;’ trouble for Dev: ‘their own kind’

In this segment of the Cherry Street School story, Theo finds something new and concerning about his friend Dev. He hasn’t seen her in a couple of days, not since he saw that she had a bruised eye after a … Continue reading

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YouTube trailers for the Frank Nagler Mysteries

While Book 5 of the Frank Nagler series, DRAGONY RISING, is in production, and the publication date uncertain, please enjoy these trailers, created by Anita Dugan-Moore for Imzadi Publishing. The Swamps of Jersey – YouTube Game Called Dead – YouTube … Continue reading

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Cherry Street School WIP: Theo meets Jacob, more Dev worries

In this installment of the so-far untitled story about Theo and the Cherry Street School, Theo meets Jacob Sheridan, and the issues about the school bully and the mystery of Dev, deepen. To keep in touch with this story, please … Continue reading

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