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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.

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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Tea, after

A hand through tousled  hair Light from eyes once dark A twisted smile; A pinch of tea leaves The aroma drenched with earth and sweetness You shivered, a tongue touched with honey. Tea after absence Tea, after.

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Cherry Street: Theo and the school bully

This is another segment from the Cherry Street School story, yet untitled. In this scene, new student Theo Dubois  has a run-in with the school bully, Bobby Danforth. If you like what you read, please hit the FOLLOW  key on … Continue reading

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Cherry Street School: Theo’s first day ends, shops at the Red & White

Since I seem to be serializing this story, in this segment, Theo Dubois ends his first day at Cherry Street School feeling lost and alone. Theo rolled the paper grocery bag under his arm and turned left at the end … Continue reading

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