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Jon Michaelsen

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in Columbus, GA, The United States
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Jon Michaelsen writes fiction in Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense sub-genres where the main characters are gay. Numerous writers have influenced his writing: David Baldacci, Barry Eisler & John Grisham, and ground-breaking writers, Patricia Nell Warren, Michael Nava, and Mark Zubro. Recent authors in the Gay Mystery genre also have influenced his writing: Greg Herren, John Morgan Wilson, Steve Neil Johnson, David Lennon & Marshall Thornton.

His debut novel, Pretty Boy Dead, the first novel in the Kendall Parker Mysteries series was selected as Finalist - Gay Mystery Finalist by the Lambda Literary Awards committee, and short-novel, Prince of the Sea, earned 2017 BEST GAY MEN'S FICTION AWARD from the Gay Fiction for Gay Men Goodreads Reading G
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Jon Michaelsen I am currently writing the second novel in the Kendall Parker Mystery series; titled THE DEADWOOD MURDERS. The second book will have jaded Atlanta Hom…moreI am currently writing the second novel in the Kendall Parker Mystery series; titled THE DEADWOOD MURDERS. 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 Many great gay mystery novels are being/have been re-released this summer, including by such ground-breaking writers as Michael Nava, creator of the H…moreMany great gay mystery novels are being/have been re-released this summer, including by such ground-breaking writers as Michael Nava, creator of the Henry Rios Mystery series. I have re-read Howtown, book #3 in the original series. I am currently reading Nava's latest Henry Rios Mystery - book #8; the first novel in the series in almost two decades (and it's incredible!). Another classic re-published for the first time since 1991 by ReQueered Tales is the horror-classic, STEAM, by the late Jay B. Laws, a one-of-a kind queer horror/suspense novel; a must read by newer generations. Other novels read/or upcoming: Orientation (Borealis Investigations, #1) by Gregory Ashe & The Cricketer's Arms (A Clyde Smith Mystery, #1) by Garrick Jones.(less)
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She knew she was going to die. The feeling persisted, like something pushing out from inside her until it took on a kind of force. The climb had been a mad, nerve-wracking scramble, up from the campground over moss-covered rock and low-lying brush to the top of the escarpment. She’d fought panic all the way. It was only on reaching the top that she paused for breath, her sides heaving.





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“We go about our lives in a huff, you know? Chasing that big American dream seared into our brains since birth. Along the way, we forget the experiences that worked to shape our lives, the very essence of our being.”
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“It takes a certain kind of man willing to work long, grueling hours in a career offering few rewards.”
Jon Michaelsen, Pretty Boy Dead

“Hustling sex for cash ain’t dangerous if you learn the tricks quick, and that means puttin’ yourself in a different mindset. Always scout for an exit for when you need it. Act confident and tough and you won’t get hurt. Being scared or nervous will get you cut up and stuffed in a fuckin’ bag.”
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Jon Helle wrote: "

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays with lot of love, happiness and laugh to you and your family *big hugs* <3"


Thank you, Helle!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!


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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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Jon Helle wrote: "

Merry Christmas and happy holidays

Hugs and kisses xxxxx <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Helle"


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!
This here Texas cowboy appreciates the friendship.
Thank ya mighty kindly.

Yer new friend,
Dustin Adrian Rhodes"


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 :)


Chad James 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!


Betryal Thanks for the add.


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Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.


Shelia welcome to goodreads my friend.


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Jon Absolutely, I agree!!!

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