Mikel J. Wilson will be speaking at the San Diego Pride Festival about the Mourning Dove Mysteries book series and the importance of having realistic LGBTQ characters in literature. We'll also have free gifts and a book-signing. Come join us at the Lit Cafe (through the main entrance and to the left) at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Hope to see you there!
Mikel J. Wilson attended a book-signing event at Librerie Ubik in Rome, Italy June 7 for Omicidio sul Lago di Fuoco, the Italian version of Murder on the Lake of Fire. Three Italian actors read excerpts from the book, and the attendees asked questions of the author.
"This event far exceeded my expectations," said Wilson. "I loved meeting everyone, and hearing the book read in Italian made me wish I could write in that language because it just sounded so beautiful." Wilson added, "I was especially happy to finally meet my Italian publisher, Mauro, and everyone from the Italian publishing house, Dunwich Edizioni. Thank you for putting this event together - and for publishing my book!"
Both books in the Mourning Dove Mysteries series were honored at the 2018 New Apple Book Awards! Murder on the Lake of Fire won for Best Mystery, and Death Opens a Window won for Best eBook Suspense/Thriller and for Best Cover Overall.
February 5, 2019, Amazon labeled Omicidio Sul Lago di Fuoco the #1 New Release in Crime, Thriller & Mystery in Italian.
Shortly after it went on sale, Omicidio Sul Lago di Fuoco became the #1 Italian-language New Release on Amazon.
We're happy to announce that we've signed a contract with an Italian publisher, who will now translate Murder on the Lake of Fire into Italian and have exclusive rights to the book in Italy!
The English version of the book has already sold well in that country, so we're excited to see how a native-language version will do. With the French publisher we secured a few months ago, the book will soon be available in three languages across the world.
How do you say Murder on the Lake of Fire in French? We'll find out soon. We've signed a contract with a publisher in France to translate it and have exclusive book rights in that country.
On February 15, 2018, Murder on the Lake of Fire claimed the No. 1 spot on Amazon's Best Sellers in the Mystery and PI categories.
We compiled a playlist to accompany a movie version of Murder on the Lake of Fire. The soundtrack is a little bit country and a little bit dance, blending the music descended from the Smoky Mountains setting with the underground atmosphere penetrating the subculture of the book’s main characters.
Wilson discusses a wide range of topics, including his favorite character, the writing process and marketing.
Wilson wrote a guest post for Viviana MacKade on how writing impacts the family dynamic.
Wilson discusses the setting of Murder on the Lake of Fire.
Wilson talks about his writing career and inspirations.