Jon Michaelsen

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Jon Michaelsen writes fiction in Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense sub-genres where the main characters are gay. While this fact doesn't define or limit his characters, it does offer him exciting opportunities to explore. Numerous writers have influenced his writing style over his lifetime. Some include mainstream authors David Baldacci, Barry Eisler & John Grisham, as well as ground-breaking novelists Patricia Nell Warren, Michael Nava, Felice Picano and Mark Zubro. Some recent authors in the gay mystery sub-genre have also influenced his style of writing, such incredibly, talented writers as Greg Herren, John Morgan Wilson, Steve Neil Johnson, David Lennon & Marshall Thornton.

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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…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 Thank you for your interest, Sharon! Yes, I am steadily working on the second Kendall Parker Mystery, which I must admit is taking me longer than I…moreThank you for your interest, Sharon! Yes, I am steadily working on the second Kendall Parker Mystery, which I must admit is taking me longer than I anticipated due to the complex plot and much research required , but I am looking forward to its release. Hopefully later this year. (less)
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Joanna was about to dispose of the printouts still scattered
over her desk when her phone rang. She half feared it could be Grace again,
half hoped Theo would get back to her with news, but of course it was too early
for that. The connection was too vague for him to get a warrant, so he’d have
to tread carefully.





Much to his credit, he hadn’t
commented on the fact that she couldn’t give him...

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“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 ⚣ 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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Happy New Year

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


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Merry Christmas and happy holidays

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message 19: by Jon

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 :)


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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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