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Jon Michaelsen

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Jon Michaelsen writes fiction in the mystery, suspense/thriller and speculative mystery genres where main characters are gay. While this doesn't define or limit his characters, it does provide opportunities for exciting plots. Many diverse writers have influenced his style over the years; among them are ever popular David Baldacci, John Grisham and Michael Crichton, to groundbreaking novelists Patricia Nell Warren, Michael Nava and Felice Picano.

Born in the deep south in Columbus, Georgia along the banks of the Chattahoochee River, he moved with his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia in the late 60s and where he remains today. He studied English and Journalism at Gainesville College in north Georgia before transferring to Valdosta State Coll
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Jon Michaelsen I am currently writing the second novel in the Kendall Parker Mystery series; tentatively titled FOUL PLAY. The second book will have jaded Atlanta…moreI am currently writing the second novel in the Kendall Parker Mystery series; tentatively titled FOUL PLAY. The second book will have jaded Atlanta Homicide Detective, Kendall Parker - aided by the FBI - going undercover to help catch a vicious serial killer. (less)
Jon Michaelsen I began writing when I was about seven or eight years old. The books/movie "To Kill A Mockingbird" impacted me at such a young age and I wanted to…moreI began writing when I was about seven or eight years old. The books/movie "To Kill A Mockingbird" impacted me at such a young age and I wanted to write my own stories. My grandmother also encouraged my rather over-active imagination. (less)
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Killing wasn’t as much fun as it used to be. He expected to be a bit rusty after three years, but he had never anticipated this … dullness, this sense that, in the words of bluesman B.B. King, the thrill was gone. Maybe he had just been away from it too long; maybe he needed to get up to speed. The man whose body he deposited in...

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Jon ⚣ Marco wrote: "Whoa, that was fast! Thanks for accepting my friendvite, Mr. Michaelsen!"

Absolutely, Marco. I happened to be on GR when your request came through; nice to meet you!


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Thank you, Helle! Merry Christmas to you too!!


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Jon Josephine wrote: "Hi Jon - thanks for friending me here. Always good to connect with other writers :)

Jo x"


Same here, Jo! Nice to meet you.


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Jon Sandra wrote: "I am VERY excited for this one.. Pretty Boy Dead. Are we thinking end of summer like July :) or more closer to Sept? <~ Anxious I am."

Sorry, Sandra - appears I missed your message. The target date for PRETTY BOY DEAD is mid-September releasing from Wilde City Press.


Josephine Myles Hi Jon - thanks for friending me here. Always good to connect with other writers :)

Jo x


Sandi ♥'s way too many M/M books I am VERY excited for this one.. Pretty Boy Dead. Are we < you > thinking end of summer like July :) or more closer to Sept? <~ Anxious I am.


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Jon Sandra wrote: "Jon wrote: "Sandra wrote: "Thank you for accepting just finished False. Evidence loved it."

I must have missed your message, Sandra. Thank you so much for your kind words about False Evidence[book..."


Lol...stalk away, girl! I'm a willing victim! Thanks, Sandra; just feel free to ask any questions about my writing/targeted releases, WIPs, etc as you wish.

Jon


Sandi ♥'s way too many M/M books Jon wrote: "Sandra wrote: "Thank you for accepting just finished False. Evidence loved it."

I must have missed your message, Sandra. Thank you so much for your kind words about False Evidence[bookcover:False ..."


Funny I was just going to email you then I saw this. I'm very excited to hear about late summer and a debut novel. Ill patiently stalk your page for updates. :)


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Jon R.B. wrote: "Hello Jon, thank you for your friendinvite :)"

Thanks for accepting, R.B.!


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Jon Sandra wrote: "Thank you for accepting just finished False. Evidence loved it."

I must have missed your message, Sandra. Thank you so much for your kind words about False Evidence False Evidence (Murder Most Deadly, #1) by Jon Michaelsen. When I get the current WIP completed and finished edits for my debut novel out late summer with Wilde City Press, I'll be able to work on the sequel to False Evidence.


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Jon Jon wrote: "Absolutely, I agree!!!

Jon M."


Yes, we do, Anne!! Thanks for accepting.


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Jon Dustin wrote: "Howdy thar Jon!
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Same here, par'dner!!


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Jon Thank you so much, Sandra. I'm glad you enjoyed reading False Evidence, as I certainly enjoyed writing it!


Sandi ♥'s way too many M/M books Thank you for accepting just finished False. Evidence loved it.


JustJen "Miss Conduct" Hi, Jon. Thanks for the friend add. Looking forward to reading your books!


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R.B. Hello Jon, thank you for your friendinvite :)


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Chad Jon, this book (Josh Lanyon's Icecapade) was so moving and held me enthralled from the first sentence till the last, I really did not want this story to end at all... So yes Jon read this one, you won't be sorry!


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Shelia welcome to goodreads my friend.


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Jon Absolutely, I agree!!!

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