Michael Cieslak

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Michael Cieslak is a lifetime reader and writer of horror, mystery, and speculative fiction. A native of Detroit, he still lives within 500 yards of the city with his wife and their two dogs Tesla and Titus. The house is covered in Halloween decorations in October and dragons the rest of the year. He is an officer in the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. His works have appeared in a number of collections including DOA: Extreme Horror, Dead Science, Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes, the GLAHW anthologies, and Alter Egos Vol 1. He is the current Literature Track Head for Penguicon. Michael's most recent endeavor is the Dragon's Roost Press imprint which published it's first two books in 2014: The Maiden's Courage by Mary Lynne Gi ...more

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A well done audio drama with enough twists and turns to keep listeners on the edge of their seats. It also explores some interesting questions regarding the nature and treatment of psychopathy. Is a diagnosis of psychopathy an automatic sentence, or ...more
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A Mind of Her Own by Paula McLain
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A brief look at the earlier portion of Marie Currie's life including her entrance in to university and meeting Pierre Currie. Although it is interesting, it is far too short.
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The Delicate Dependency by Michael Talbot
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An interesting look at the vampire mythos set during the Victorian era. Overall the story of hidden cabals of vampires, disease, and kidnapping is interesting. Some of the character motivations can be a bit annoying at times.
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What to Do When You Meet Cthulhu by Rachel Gray
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This is the perfect handbook for those novices who find themselves pulled into a mysterious cult, trapped in the seaside town of Innsmouth, or notice a large, cephalopodic, madness inducing creature rising from the waves. Gray covers all of the works ...more
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