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October 27 – DEAD ALREADY Wins Award!

Pleased to report that DEAD ALREADY won in the Medical Mystery/Thriller category from the NYC Big Book Awards.

The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence.

2021 was a record year for books awarded due to the high level of quality and diverse books submitted.  Again in 2021, NYC Big Book Award received book submissions worldwide, including great submissions from journalists, well-established authors, small and large press as well as first time indie authors who participated in high numbers.  Entries were from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America.  Cities such as Bangalore, Edmonton, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Seattle, Singapore, Vancouver, were representative among the entries.  Winners were recognized globally from Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Lebanon, Queensland and the United States of America.

October 13 – ANGELS FALLING Cover Reveal!

Thanks to Sheri Williams at TouchPoint Press for this cover design that depicts the main themes of ANGELS FALLING: The mysterious sorrowful woman, the cathedral sanctuary, and the feathers that reflect the quote, “How many angels must die to save one human life?”

Kindle and paperback versions now available for pre-orders on Amazon.

October 3 – ANGELS FALLING Pub Date Announced!

Cover reveal and pre-order info soon.

The lives of an ex-seminarian turned criminal profiler, a renegade priest turned cult leader, and the former nun they both desired collide after an archbishop’s ritualistic murder.

How many angels must die to save one human life?

Commentary by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, and John Donne.

August 25 – Award for DEAD ALREADY!

DEAD ALREADY earned recognition as a Finalist by the prestigious American Fiction Awards from American Book Fest. How cool is that?

August 17 – Audiobook Launch Day!

Thrilled to find DEAD ALREADY among the top 100 in Medical & Forensic Thrillers in Amazon’s Audible Books and Originals rankings.

Available in E-Book, Audible, and Paperback

Also available at Audiobooks

August 16 – Voice Actor Chat

Had a great time learning about voice acting in this chat with the talented Daniel Thomas May and TouchPoint Press publicity director, Jennie Bond. Looking forward to tomorrow’s launch of the DEAD ALREADY audiobook, expertly narrated by Daniel.

Color me excited!

Hear talented actor Daniel Thomas Day interpret the characters in DEAD ALREADY.

Twenty-plus years of experience acting on stage and screen has given Daniel Thomas May a keen ear for all the ticklish details of storytelling and distinctive characterizations. With more than 100 highly rated titles on Audible, Daniel’s “energetic,” “confident,” “deft,” “commanding” narration makes him particularly adept in portraying adventurers of all sorts, whether in fantasy (Elidor Trilogy), sci-fi (nineteen-part Foreigner series, Audie Award Finalist), horror (Alaskan Undead Apocalypse series), romance (True Heroes series), or nonfiction dramatizations (Hatching Twitter, Run!). — Source: Tantor Media

Check out Daniel’s film credits on IMDB. (Note The Walking Dead” role.)

July 30 – Special Event

Had a wonderful time chatting with Cathy Patrenos, author of THE COMFORT BEARER, and Chelsea Pieper of TouchPoint Press. We covered a range of topics from sensitive to humorous. (Start the video at the bottom of the poster)

May 25, 2021:

And now this. Super-excited to bring this series to fruition:

Look for the first novel in the series, SHOW OF FORCE, in 2022.

May 20, 2021:

Thanks to my proficient editor at TouchPoint Press, Jenn Haskin, we’ve completed the edition process for ANGELS FALLING, and moving on to production. Look for it in late 2021.

May 12, 2021:

Had a great chat the other night hosted by Sarah Pishko of Prince Books. Thanks to Jayne Ann Krentz and Susan Paxton for joining, and for the cameos by Judy and “Hoppy” Hopkins. Talked about books and writing. Did some readings from DEAD ALREADY.

Watch it here: https://bit.ly/3w6KEwW

March 31, 2021:

It’s official. ANGELS FALLING to launch in 2021:

March 26, 2021:

March 17, 2021:

Contest! Win three signed books!
Today through the end of March. A chance to win three signed mystery/suspense/thrillers. Thanks to TouchPoint Press and fellow authors Dr. Deborah Serani and Shanessa Gluhm, Author

Enter HERE

March 12, 2021:

Had a great time last night chatting on Writerspace/Killer Books with Cissy Hartley and special guest, Jayne Ann Krentz. We talked about books, writing, emergency medicine, the military, naval aviation, other authors, book recommendations and more—including how Jayne and I are cousins-by-marriage.

Watch it here

March 11, 2021:

Tune into Facebook.com/Writerspace on Thursday, March 11, at 6 p.m. EST for my live chat with the good folks at Writerspace and Killer Books, featuring special guest Jayne Ann Krentz, NYT best-selling author and my cousin by marriage. “What could possibly go wrong?”

February 25, 2021:

It’s been a great week here in Virginia. Got my first COVID shot yesterday, and today I signed a contract with TouchPoint Press to publish my standalone psychological thriller, ANGELS FALLING.

The ritualistic murder of an archbishop scrambles the lives of an ex-seminarian turned profiler, an ex-priest turned cult leader, and the enigmatic nun they both desired.

January 27, 2021:

New cover for DEAD ALREADY reflecting this five-star rating from Readers’ Favorite:

“The author has created a nail-biter of a medical drama, reminiscent of Robin Cook’s bestsellers. . . .Dead Already by Mike Krentz delivers all the medical and legal goods you expect from the genre.”

January 1, 2021:

Gratifying article on DEAD ALREADY in the January issue of “The Big Thrill,” magazine of International Thriller Writers.


December 6, 2020:

Join me at The Muse Writers Center virtual launch event for DEAD ALREADY. I’ll read excerpts from the book and respond to readers’ questions.



December 3, 2020:

Splendid news from Amazon this morning!

November 18, 2020:

Click here to watch my Facebook chat with Jayne Ann Krentz and Kimmery Martin

November 7, 2020:

Yoshi and I opened the mail with 15 advance copies of the DEAD ALREADY paperback version. On sale at Amazon and other retailers on launch day, November 27.

October 9, 2020:

Had a great time chatting on Facebook with NYT bestselling author (and my cousin by marriage, Jayne Ann Krentz.

Click Here to Watch the Video from My Chat with Jayne Ann Krentz

October 8, 2020:

Click Here to Watch the Video from My Chat with Jayne Ann Krentz

My cousin-in-law Jayne is a well-known author with 50+ NYT best-sellers, a delightful personality, and an insightful commentator on all things literary. I’m humbled and honored to share a stage with her.

September 23, 2020:

Check out the cool book trailer produced by Noah Gurevich, my grandson who recently earned an MFA in cinematography from Chapman University.

September 16, 2020:

Now Available for Pre-Order:

The Kindle Version of DEAD ALREADY is now available for pre-order on Amazon. On Barnes & Noble and iTunes in a few days.

Print version will be available on our launch date, November 27, 2020.

September 13, 2020:

Dont’ Miss This Presentation by Jayne Ann Krentz

Don’t miss this insightful presentation and Q&A, “Why Genre Fiction is Important, Even If It Is Entertaining.” Full disclosure, Jayne is my cousin by marriage. She’s also the author of over fifty NYT bestsellers. (Her publicist quit counting them years ago.) I’ve seen this talk. Worth the time to attend.


August 29, 2020:

New Pub Date for DEAD ALREADY – Galley Edited

Great news! We have moved the publication date for DEAD ALREADY up to November 27 — Black Friday. Just in time for holiday shopping!

I’ve edited and returned the print galley, which means we’ll soon have pre-order links on Amazon and elsewhere. Stand by for further news. Excited we are.

Title Page from DEAD ALREADY Print Galley

August 16, 2020:


Excited to reveal the cover for DEAD ALREADY.

Thanks so much to the talented folks at TouchPoint Press for capturing the theme of medical thriller.

DEAD ALREADY will launch November 27, 2020 by TouchPoint Press.