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Location: Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Gender: Male
Born: 1968
Interests: Writing, Photography, Poetry, Songwriting, Parenting
Member: Premier Author
Joined: January 2014
Author, photographer, musician, poet. Avid reader.
Former Corrections Officer, current Truck driver.
I work to survive but I write to live.

Favorite genres include Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller, Humor, Religious, to name a few.

My first novel was released on 9-13-17.
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If you care enough for a result you will certainly attain it.
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Michaelk: (Sighs deeply)
"Honey, I'm home!"
March 2, 2019 at 12:17AM
    Dean Kuch: Hey, welcome!
    Now get washed up for dinner, the babie's in the oven.
    No...literally... there is an infant cooking in the oven.
    You like babies, right?
    March 8, 2019 at 7:49AM

FanStory wrote to Michaelk: Congratulations! Fair won the contest "Horror Story Writing Contest"
September 5, 2016 at 12:13AM
    Dean Kuch: Congrats, Mike.
    September 5, 2016 at 12:37AM
    Julia.: Congratulations!
    September 5, 2016 at 9:16AM
    Michaelk: Thank you all. I really appreciate it. :)
    September 7, 2016 at 6:34AM
    mfowler: A great effort. Congratulations.
    September 16, 2016 at 8:07AM

Michaelk: Just wanted to share the fantastic news. I've been signed by a publisher for my first novel!
August 24, 2016 at 3:33AM
    rama devi: Kudos and congrats!
    August 24, 2016 at 5:09AM
    michaelcahill: Perfect timing. I just received your book today. I can double my money on Ebay!!!
    That is the best damn news in the world. WOW!!! Congratulations. It pays to know me. LOL!!
    August 24, 2016 at 5:18AM
    Michaelk: Thanks Rama, and Mikey you're a card. :)
    August 24, 2016 at 7:35AM
    I am Cat: I was hoping this was your news! I'm so excited for you!!! Congratulations, Michael!
    August 24, 2016 at 8:32AM
    Michaelk: Thanks Cat! I'm excited too. Now for months of editing. :)
    August 24, 2016 at 10:32PM
    Linda Engel: YES! YES! YES! So happy and excited for you. Which one did they sign? I am so proud. You were the first one I read when I joined Fan Story. Now i can say , I know this guy.
    August 24, 2016 at 11:17PM
    Michaelk: Thanks, Linda. I'm super excited too! It's One on one that they signed. I'm still working on Secrets, which is the One on one sequel.
    August 25, 2016 at 5:45AM
    Linda Engel: One on One was totally AWESOME. If you haven't read this story , please do. (now you can buy the book). Takes place in a prison and has a great ending. Mike you're the best. Can't wait to see how you progress with Secrets. I'm ready for the rest of that story. Can we but One on One? I want my hubby to read it.
    August 25, 2016 at 12:47PM
    Michaelk: It's just been accepted. I still need to work with the publisher's editor. It should be out by sometime next year. When I know a release date, I'll pass that information along.
    August 25, 2016 at 7:18PM
    Dean Kuch: Way to go, Mike!
    I hope your book is a great success.
    Well deserved, buddy...
    ~Dean  photo winking-thumbs-up-smiley-emoticon1_zps84ciltfp.gif
    August 26, 2016 at 4:54AM

Michaelk: Fragments of Fear is now available in paperback.
August 12, 2016 at 3:30PM
    I am Cat: Awesome! Congratulations, Michael! Heading there now. ;)
    August 12, 2016 at 3:44PM
    michaelcahill: I'm the first on my block. YAY!!!
    August 12, 2016 at 3:51PM
    I am Cat: lol, I just bought it! WOOT! I'm so excited. ;)
    August 12, 2016 at 3:51PM
    Michaelk: Thank you all so much. I have more good news but I want to make sure first.
    August 13, 2016 at 3:47PM
    I am Cat: waiting with bated breath... ;)
    August 14, 2016 at 8:33PM

Michaelk: Has anyone had any success with finding a publisher for a first time novelist?
My novel is done and I'm looking for a publisher.
April 10, 2016 at 10:39AM
    giraffmang: What's the genre Mike?
    April 10, 2016 at 12:22PM
    Michaelk: Crime/suspense fiction.
    April 10, 2016 at 1:05PM

Michaelk: My self-pubbed short horror anthology, 'Fragments of Fear' is free on amazon until midnight tonight.*Version*=1&*entries*=0
March 13, 2016 at 7:08AM
    giraffmang: Excellent Michael. Congratulations ... I have my copy. I've left a review too. :)
    March 13, 2016 at 7:56AM
    michaelcahill: Awesome. Review to follow soon. I got to get the hard copy in my hand though. This is a sit down with a cup of coffee and turn the page type book. "Hey, I know this guy!" YES!!!! Congrats, Mike.
    March 13, 2016 at 8:49AM
    Michaelk: Thanks so much, guys. Right now it's only on kindle. Hard copy may come later.
    March 13, 2016 at 11:32AM
    I am Cat: Congratulations Michael. I'm really happy for you. ;)
    March 13, 2016 at 12:11PM
    Dean Kuch: I got it, Mike, thanks to Gareth letting me know.

    Congratulations, man. You deserved this.
    ~Dean ;)
    March 13, 2016 at 11:34PM
    Michaelk: Thanks cat.
    Dean, make sure you read the opening page.
    March 14, 2016 at 12:59PM

Michaelk: Rough edit done. Getting ready to send it off for a line edit.
March 1, 2016 at 1:13PM
    michaelcahill: Hey, Mike. Good to hear from you. Awesome news. Slowly but surely. Thanks for keeping us in the loop!! mikey
    March 1, 2016 at 1:43PM
    Linda Engel: I miss my buddy. So many poems posted since you stepped off the page . Hurry back.!!!!!!!!!
    March 1, 2016 at 1:45PM
    I am Cat: I've been wondering about you! Nice to see you! Great to hear you're getting things done! Woot! ;)
    March 1, 2016 at 3:32PM
    Linda Engel: congratulations on all of your editing. Which story are you working on?
    March 1, 2016 at 4:31PM
    rama devi: Congrats, good luck and best wishes!
    March 1, 2016 at 10:08PM
    giraffmang: Good to hear from you, dude. Great news on the editing front. All the best, G.
    March 2, 2016 at 3:26AM
    Michaelk: Thank you all. I'm getting my novel 'One on one' edited through createspace. I just sent it off yesterday.
    Rama, that's the same one that you and I started to edit a while back.
    March 2, 2016 at 9:30AM

Michaelk: I'm going on hiatus for a while. Recent events in my life have shown me that I need to focus on the future. I'm going to work on getting my novel edited and hopefully published. I'll still drop in from time to time.
January 3, 2016 at 6:24AM
    giraffmang: All the very best, Mike.
    January 3, 2016 at 7:54AM
    Michaelk: Thanks, Gareth. :)
    January 3, 2016 at 8:02AM
    michaelcahill: Just don't be a stranger, Mike. I'm excited to hear you're going full force into the next step. You are without a doubt and author who can get published. Traditionally, I think. Please keep us posted. I'm so far behind in reviewing I can just catch up like you're still here. :))
    Advice is still available always and I'm sure I'm not alone in that. mikey
    January 3, 2016 at 10:23AM
    rama devi: Good luck! :)
    January 3, 2016 at 10:41AM
    Gloria ....: Geez. I just met you and now you're leaving. Was it something I said? Ha. I know you'll get 'er done.
    January 3, 2016 at 2:50PM
    Michaelk: Thank you all for the well wishes. I really appreciate it. I'll keep you posted.
    January 3, 2016 at 5:30PM
    Muffins: I was wondering where you wonderful stories has gone. Good luck on your novel. Just don't forget us!
    January 5, 2016 at 3:47PM
    Mark Valentine: Just dropped in on your page - so sorry to hear about your loss - my deepest condolences. I'm sure the novel will be great and hope some publisher has the wisdom to see that!
    January 7, 2016 at 3:25PM
    Ulla: Michael, couldn't understand where you'd disappered to. Good luck with the publishing and please don't forget us all together. Ulla:)
    January 8, 2016 at 2:15PM
    Razaz3l: /salute
    February 16, 2016 at 11:55AM

Michaelk: Attending my father's funeral in a few hours.
December 23, 2015 at 7:53AM
    giraffmang: All the best, Mike.
    December 23, 2015 at 8:10AM
    Michaelk: Thanks, Gareth, I appreciate it.
    December 23, 2015 at 8:37AM
    Take care, I wish you well!
    December 23, 2015 at 8:49AM
    I am Cat: I'm so sorry Michael (((((sending love)))))
    December 23, 2015 at 9:03AM
    Michaelk: Thank you both. I appreciate the thoughts.
    December 23, 2015 at 9:45AM
    Adri7enne: That's so sad, Michael. Especially just before Christmas. My condolences, my friend. Big hug.
    December 23, 2015 at 10:04AM
    F. Wehr3: My thoughts are with you my friend.
    December 23, 2015 at 10:20AM
    michaelcahill: I'm so sorry, Michael. Peace and Love to you. mikey
    December 23, 2015 at 10:22AM
    TAB_that's me: So sorry. My prayers with you.
    December 23, 2015 at 12:21PM
    evilynne: My deepest sympathies. Evi
    December 23, 2015 at 2:49PM
    Michaelk: Thank you all so much.
    December 23, 2015 at 4:33PM
    Linda Engel: I'm so sorry, Mike. So sad to lose a love one this time of year. Hugs to you and your family. Take care.
    December 23, 2015 at 9:07PM
    Michaelk: Thanks Linda, you have a great holiday too.
    December 24, 2015 at 12:28PM
    Dean Kuch: My deepest condolences, Mike. I'm so sorry to learn of your family's loss, my friend.
    God bless...
    December 30, 2015 at 8:06PM
    Michaelk: Thanks so much, Dean. I appreciate it.
    December 31, 2015 at 6:23AM

Michaelk: Scenes from a marriage, vol 6, by Mark Valentine has been selected as a nominee for story of the month.
Be warned. If you read it, you will laugh your ass off! :)
December 3, 2015 at 3:09PM
    I am Cat: Yes!
    December 3, 2015 at 4:14PM
    Linda Engel: WooHoo! it is so good. Funny! Funny! Funny!
    December 3, 2015 at 10:44PM

Michaelk: Royowen called me 'The Twister' in a recent review, so I thought I would pick a profile pic that reflected that. :)
November 29, 2015 at 9:07AM
    michaelcahill: I'm guessing we should be thinking knife in the gut rotating and not Chubby Checker "Let's Do the Twist", yes?
    November 30, 2015 at 6:38PM
    Michaelk: Knife in the gut sounds good to me, but I'm thinking that he was referring to the fact that most of my stories end with some type of twist. :)
    November 30, 2015 at 6:49PM

FanStory wrote to Michaelk: Congratulations! Daddy won the contest "Horror Story Writing Contest"
November 15, 2015 at 12:13AM
    Gloria ....: Way to go, Michael! Yes!
    November 15, 2015 at 1:41AM
    michaelcahill: Yeah!!!! One of the best for real.
    November 15, 2015 at 2:10AM
    giraffmang: Nice one! Congratulations
    November 15, 2015 at 2:53AM
    I am Cat: congratulations...!
    November 15, 2015 at 9:35AM
    Ulla: Michael, congratulations. Well deserved win. Ulla
    November 15, 2015 at 10:43AM
    Linda Engel: You know I'm for you. WooHoo!!! congratulations.
    November 15, 2015 at 12:03PM
    IndianaIrish: Congratulations on your monster win, Michael!
    November 15, 2015 at 12:42PM
    happykat4: I just read your story and it caught my attention from the start. I want to say congratulations. Well deserved.
    November 15, 2015 at 1:29PM
    Dean Kuch: 'Bout time those cuckoos got it right, huh?
    Great work, Mike!
    creepy cuckoo clock animated gifs photo: Animated Cookoo Clock clock_22.gif
    November 15, 2015 at 4:14PM
    barkingdog: Yip! Yip! LIke I said--electic!
    Congratulations, Michael. :) e
    November 15, 2015 at 7:10PM
    Michaelk: Thank you so very much, one and all. This story almost didn't happen. I spent nearly two months writing it, and in the end I wrote five different endings and chose the one I liked the best.
    November 15, 2015 at 7:41PM
    Razaz3l: Rock on man!
    November 15, 2015 at 11:12PM
    Realist101: Congratulations Michael! Very good work! :D Susan
    November 17, 2015 at 3:16AM
    Realist101: Congratulations Michael! Very good work! :D Susan
    November 17, 2015 at 3:16AM
    Linda Engel: Oh Mike ! *jumping up and down* You won! You won! Doing my happy dance. It was a REALLY creepy story! Go Buddy!!!!
    November 19, 2015 at 9:21AM

Michaelk: If you want to laugh your guts out, just read 'Scenes from a marriage, vol 6' by Mark Valentine.
I'm still pushing my guts back in. :)
November 8, 2015 at 9:24AM
    I am Cat: Oh Mark makes me laugh all the time... i"m heading there now. ;)
    November 8, 2015 at 11:03AM
    Linda Engel: got it on my list.
    November 8, 2015 at 1:27PM
    I am Cat: That was classic Mark...
    so awesome. LOL
    Thanks Michael!
    November 8, 2015 at 1:38PM

Michaelk: Show of hands. How many refreshed their browser at least a dozen times yesterday, hoping that this would be the time the site was back up and running?
October 22, 2015 at 6:05AM
    evilynne: If I only knew what a browser is...
    October 22, 2015 at 11:34AM
    --Turtle.: Is it back yet? How about now... no?
    How about now?
    Maybe now?
    Oh, it changed a little bit...
    How about now?
    October 22, 2015 at 11:37AM
    michaelcahill: HAHAHA!!! evilynne, that sooooo says what I'm thinking!!!!!!!
    October 22, 2015 at 12:10PM
    Michaelk: At one point I checked it twice in less than a minute.
    October 22, 2015 at 12:32PM

Michaelk: Wow! Time warp. All of my writing is gone. I guess I get to rewind to January 2014 before I had posted anything.
October 21, 2015 at 7:42AM
    I am Cat: check now, Michael, it should be back now... *crosses fingers*
    October 21, 2015 at 4:04PM

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