G Miki Hayden

Biography

Miki has taught at Writer's Digest University for more than a decade. She's had novels and writing instructionals in print and won an Edgar for a short story of hers that appeared in an anthology.

Books

Punctuation
By G Miki Hayden
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,250. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Everything any American needs to know about, well, punctuation--including how punctuation reads and the use of each mark.
A Murder in Harlem
By G Miki Hayden
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,120. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction
The complete collection of 11 mystery/crime stories of Miriam, her husband, Kofi, and her co-wife, Nana, by an Edgar-winning short story author. Five of the 11 stories were initially published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and well received. The entire first story may be downloaded on Smashwords for free.
"A Murder in Harlem"
By G Miki Hayden
Price: Free! Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
The first short mystery story in the continuing saga of amateur detective Miriam Obadah, a woman from Ghana who lives in Harlem with her husband, Kofi, and co-wife, Nana. Download the anthology for other good reads. Five of the 11 stories in the anthology appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
"Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever"
By G Miki Hayden
Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
This story is based on the premise that a blood test mandated for U.S. citizens at age 40 will predict the time frame and cause of their eventual deaths. The author is an Edgar short story winner published in speculative and mystery genres among others.
"Civil Disobedience"
By G Miki Hayden
Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When a man is found dead at his doorstep on the edge of Walden Pond, naturalist and writer Henry David Thoreau follows his highly developed moral compass to track down the killer. A short story by an Edgar short story winner.
Jesus of Nazareth, Boy and Man: A Novel of the Lost Years
By G Miki Hayden
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 71,200. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
*Jesus of Nazareth, Boy and Man: A Novel of the Lost Years* by the award-winning short story writer and novelist G. Miki Hayden tells the story of Jesus from his early preaching as a boy in the Temple to his discovery of who he is in relationship to "our Father." A lifelong spiritual student, Hayden has researched the period in depth along with the Jewish culture of the time.

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Smashwords book reviews by G Miki Hayden

  • Remodeling: Buying and Updating a Foreclosure on Sep. 07, 2011
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    This is a must-read for anyone planning to buy a foreclosure and renovate. It's a good read, actually, for anyone who plans to buy an existing house for the first time. And it's a fun book since we readers didn't have to go through the struggles that the Smith family did--although I'm sure they're glad to have come out the other end. The book is well written and nicely detailed.
  • Hidebound on Sep. 19, 2011
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    A trip in outer space takes some surprising and deadly turns for an attractive young woman wanting to strike out on her own. But she's not really alone since her alien companion is particularly capable. When the customs of otherworldly Ferenc's home planet lead to undreamed-of results for Fissa, who is more curious than wise, the outcomes are life changing for not just the two of them. The well-written story gives readers plenty of action and an even greater dose of exotic romance.
  • Pretty Pink Planet on Oct. 09, 2011
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    An intriguing and satisfying story that tells us what's really going on, on this pretty pink tourists' destination.
  • Hot Yellow Planet on Oct. 09, 2011
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    A fun sequel to Pretty Pink Planet. Lots of good characters.
  • Lost Worlds, Retraced on Sep. 05, 2013
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    Editor Juliana Rew has provided an anthology series from Third Flatiron Publishing that allows, at least in Lost Worlds, 13 authors to express their fantastic visions of the past, future, parallel universes, and whatever we might have in our here, there, and everywhere. What a blessing for both writers and too-busy-for-going-through-a-long-piece-of-work-right-now readers. My favorites here won’t be your favorites, and that’s one thing so lovely about having an anthology—it’s a smorgasbord of flavors to fit so many tastes. (No sardines please, but how about some meatballs.) The ones I liked best? “Lindow Five” by Judith Field combines magic with a bit of time travel and action with characters we genuinely like. “Schrödinger's Soldier” by Ron Collins proposes a solution to the end of our universe—or does it? Yes, physics is involved. These, plus 11 other bell-ringing, inventive stories are yours forever for a mighty small price, so boot up your readers—or download to your PC. “Jango Rides Again” (great language use) by Maureen Bowden takes us into the magic room at the back of Uncle Leo’s bookshop. “Parallelobirds” by Soham Saha is a sad tale of a space mission in which slinkies take the stage. And “Breach of Contract” by Andrew Kozma shows the dangers of doing business in a very different context. Enjoy one, enjoy them all on your commute or while waiting in line at the post office in our usual universe.