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Why writing a first draft is like performing stand-up with hecklers

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“She…” Who’s that? What? Who’s she? The woman in the story. I don’t know. I haven’t named her yet. How are we supposed to like her if she hasn’t got a name? How do…

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“The Weight of Living” named Distinguished Favorite in NYC Big Book Award contest

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“The Weight of Living,” the award-winning Frank Nagler Mystery,  has been named a Distinguished Favorite in New York City Big Book Award contest. Thank you the New York City Big Book Award judges. This…

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Nagler book four done: ‘The Red Hand’

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It’s done. The fourth Frank Nagler Mystery, called “The Red Hand.” It’s done as much as it can be before going through an editing process and revisions, and all the stuff that follows the…

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Martha

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“Do you remember the first time we came here?” Martha asked as she picked another rose, this one freshly petaled, and inhaled its soft scent. Then she offered it to him, and he buried…

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The award-winning ‘Weight of Living’

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“Outside, a steady rain washed away all other sounds; just the splash of water on asphalt and cement, tapping on roof tops and drumming metal car roofs; a perfect wall behind which to hide.…

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

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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,…

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Audiobook Now Available – The Swamps of Jersey

Imzadi publishing is pleased to announce that Michael Stephen Daigle’s, “The Swamps of Jersey” is now available in audiobook. Download your copy today and listen as veteran voice actor Lee Alan brings life to Detective Frank Nagler and the rest … Continue reading

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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟  The Weight of Living (The Frank Nagler Series Book 3)

Michael Daigle has earned another well deserved 5 star review for his third installment of his Frank Nagler mystery series. Check out this book on Goodreads: The Weight of Living (The Frank Nagler Series Book 3) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34936580-the-weight-of-living

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Christmas ball

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The rain-smeared lights dripped along the dark glass, the reds and greens, blues and yellows running, Annie thought, like angels’ tears; beyond, in the street a few cars huffed at the stop light and…

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Certificate of Excellence in Literature

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Got my certificate. A Certificate of Excellence in Literature. (Really? Really.) It is an honor. Thanks to the judges at the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Award contest for recognizing my mystery, “The Weight of…

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