Michael Siemsen

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USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of Exigency (2014), the Matt Turner series (The Dig, 2011; The Opal, 2012; Return, 2015), and the Demon’s Story series (A Warm Place to Call Home, and The Many Lives of Samuel Beauchamp, 2013), Michael Siemsen has sold more than 175,000 books.

Michael grew up in Venice, California, the second son of a Vietnam veteran who was the first son of a Korean War veteran who was the first son of a World War I veteran. Like Lieutenant Dan, Michael carried on the family tradition and joined the Army, though the only wars he fought in involved blank ammunition, laser tag gear, and were kinda fun.

After a decade working various soul-sucking IT jobs, he independently released THE DIG in early 2011, and, 14 months la
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The Dig

3.66 avg rating — 4,929 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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Exigency

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Return (Matt Turner, #3)

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The Opal (Matt Turner, #2)

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The Many Lives of Samuel Be...

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A Warm Place to Call Home

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Matty: A Matt Turner Series...

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The Smiths

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Return (Matt Turner, #3) Chapter One (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:39PM
Description: Chapter One of the upcoming 3rd installment of the bestselling Matt Turner Series by Michael Siemsen.
eyeballs (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: A short short bit I wrote this year for an anthology. Halloween is around the corner, so thought I'd put up this Rear Window reversal concept... hope you like!
“After a week passed it had dawned on me what I was and, more importantly, that I needed to do a little more research before climbing into one of you people.”
Michael Siemsen, A Warm Place to Call Home

“She spoke throught her teeth. "Almost, dear. What were the real words you used? The bad words. It's okay to say them again, just this once."
I shrugged, "fine. I said'. . . just 'cause Daddy wants you to suck on his ding-a-ling.”
Michael Siemsen, A Warm Place to Call Home

“After a week passed it had dawned on me what I was and, more importantly, that I needed to do a little more research before climbing into one of you people. For one, certain religions will make life a living hell for a demon. Exorcisms are obnoxious. I mean, who the hell are these grown men believing in a fucking invisible entity occupying human bodies? To me the concept of a demon should be no different than any other monster myth out there—Yeti, Chupacabra, Robert Pattinson. Disregard for a moment the fact that I happen to exist. No one should believe in me. It’s stupid. There’s as much evidence to support my existence as any other silly legend. And yet, someone decided there should be trained “professionals” dedicated to the holy mission of pissing me off.”
Michael Siemsen, A Warm Place to Call Home

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“Oh, the jobs people work at! Out west near Hawtch-Hawtch there's a Hawtch-Hawtcher bee watcher, his job is to watch. Is to keep both his eyes on the lazy town bee, a bee that is watched will work harder you see. So he watched and he watched, but in spite of his watch that bee didn't work any harder not mawtch. So then somebody said "Our old bee-watching man just isn't bee watching as hard as he can, he ought to be watched by another Hawtch-Hawtcher! The thing that we need is a bee-watcher-watcher!". Well, the bee-watcher-watcher watched the bee-watcher. He didn't watch well so another Hawtch-Hawtcher had to come in as a watch-watcher-watcher! And now all the Hawtchers who live in Hawtch-Hawtch are watching on watch watcher watchering watch, watch watching the watcher who's watching that bee. You're not a Hawtch-Watcher you're lucky you see!”
Dr. Seuss, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

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