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French Version Available August 28, 2019!

The French version of Murder on the Lake of Fire will soon be here. 

Meurtre sur le Lac en Feu will be available August 28, 2019.

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Speaking at San Diego Pride Saturday, July 13

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!  

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Book-signing Event in Rome, Italy a Huge Success!

 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!"

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Award-Winning Mourning Dove Mysteries Series

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. 

Check out all the winners.

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#1 Italian Crime Fiction

February 5, 2019, Amazon labeled Omicidio Sul Lago di Fuoco the #1 New Release in Crime, Thriller & Mystery in Italian.

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#1 Italian New Release

 Shortly after it went on sale, Omicidio Sul Lago di Fuoco became the #1 Italian-language New Release on Amazon. 

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Italian Version of "Murder on the Lake of Fire" Now on Sale

 The Italian version of Murder on the Lake of Fire, or Omicidio Sul Lago di Fuoco, is now on sale! The ebook is available at American online book sellers, but the paperback is only available at Italian distributors. 


Amazon.com

Barnes and Noble

Amazon.it (Italian website for the paperback) 

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"Death Opens a Window" Hits #1

December 5, 2018, Amazon labeled Death Opens a Window a #1 Bestseller.

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Playlist for "Death Opens a Window"

Check out the new playlist for "Death Opens a Window." It features a mix of new country and pop songs that are reflective of the Smoky Mountains setting and the characters' evolving relationships as they investigate another bizarre murder.

 

iTunes

YouTube

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How Do You Say "Murder on the Lake of Fire" in Italian?

 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. 

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French Translation

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.

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#1 Mystery Novel

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. 

Playlists

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Death Opens a Window

 Check out the new playlist for Death Opens a Window. It features a mix of new country and pop songs that are reflective of the Smoky Mountains setting and the characters' evolving relationships as they investigate another bizarre murder. 


iTunes

YouTube

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Murder on the Lake of Fire

 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. 


iTunes

YouTube

Articles and Guest Posts

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Interview by Two Ends of the Pen

Wilson discusses a wide range of topics, including his favorite character, the writing process and marketing.

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How My Family Survives My Writing

Wilson wrote a guest post for Viviana MacKade on how writing impacts the family dynamic. 

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Interview by Thoughts in Progress

Wilson discusses the setting of Murder on the Lake of Fire.

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Interview by JB's Bookworms

Wilson talks about his writing career and inspirations.

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