Michaele Lockhart

Biography

Michaele Lockhart brings a diverse background to her writing: a passion for history, a fascination with human drama, and a love of literature. Her education combines early and secondary schools in Europe, in addition to college degrees from the University of Arizona and the University of Maryland.

Embracing a variety of genres, her versatility extends from her favorite periods of history to contemporary social issures. She's a retired teacher and a talented nature and landscape photographer, often inserting elements of visual lyricism into her writing.

Her short stories and novels have encompassed historical fiction adventure to compelling romantic magic realism to suspense. She is also a registered nurse who is able to offer technical insights into the field of medicine, both present theory and practice as well as the historical past.

Michaele lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she is currently writing a mystery series set in the scenic beuties of the Southwest.

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Books

A Voyage for History
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 121,860. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
On a sentimental journey turned terrifying voyage, a determined group of older veterans are joined together by one special cause—the rescue of a US Navy tank landing ship critical to the battles of World War II. These men and their ship are coming home, but not without adventure and misadventure, drama and tragedy, and even a touch of romance as they encounter their ultimate fight for survival.
Publishing: A Survival Guide
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,040. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
In the 21st Century, publishing a book is a point-and-click away. In this concise handbook editor and author advocate Michaele Lockhart provides guidance for writers navigating a journey to publication. Over 1000 companies compete for an author's money: precious dollars should be spent where they do the most good. Lockhart’s words of wisdom prepare newer writers for a first publishing experience.
Men with Black Briefcases
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 15,270. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Is their a murderess in their subdivision? Recently widowed Mrs. Goto would never consider herself a prying neighbor, but it’s impossible not to notice all those many men who carry black briefcases and regularly come to the house across the street. Although she doesn’t speak much English, she clearly understood the word “murder.” She’s overheard them discussing it too often--she must act quickly!
Jody's Story: A Christmas Legend
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 12,100. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Christmas miracles keep on happening… sometimes in the strangest places. Follow this journey of minor miracles that lead up to the gift of new life and a life saved on Christmas Day. Warm your heart with this modern tale of a Christmas legend reborn and retold and of gratitude repaid.
Love at Hôtel St-Jacques
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“Once upon a time, not so long ago, there lived a man who loved a woman, forever…” Thus begins a story set in today’s Paris, part real and part modern magic. Two lovers are united, at last, against odds that ordinary minds cannot understand. Is it real, is it imagined? Is this the end? Or is it really the beginning? Gérard and Julie have been in love forever it seems... Or have they?
Last Night at the Claremont
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,980. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Classical pianist Renata DiMonte has abandoned a career with the symphony to entertain in the elegant Piano Bar and Lounge of the Claremont Arms, one of New York City’s premier luxury hotels. Following her mother’s death, Renata finds solace in the music she has always longed to play. She bonds closely with her audience for the first time, but certain haunting experiences can't be explained.

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  • Six Years in May: Thirteen Stories from a Very Odd Mind on July 27, 2011

    In Six Years in May author Harvey Stanbrough has promised us "stories from a very odd mind," and he delivers, taking the reader on a thought-provoking journey. Stanbrough brings a strong sense of place to all his writing, both places that are real and others that are magical and filled with whimsy. To this versatile author there is often little difference between the two, as he paints an entire scene with the graceful brushstroke of a single sentence. Enjoy the sweet gift of a wounded angel, meet two scarred and battered bull riders living and reliving the fate and dreams allotted to them, and encounter God while crossing Death Valley. This latter story, although recalling Mark Twain's take on this probably meeting, is less cynical and more uplifting: "Don't take everything so seriously," God reminds us. Stanbrough never misses a chance to tug at our emotions--from the teenaged boy who rapidly and painfully faces reality as adult moments after watching his friend rescued from a flashflood by a ghost, to a simple-minded older man following the voices in his head--his dead mother's--with sad consequences, to the elderly man who eases his terminally ill wife's pain but then needs to pay "the oldest debt." The concluding story, Six Years in May, predicts an all too grim possibility of our world's next Holocaust. Somehow surviving beneath this unimaginable horror, we see a struggling flame, the human spirit striving to maintain its humanity. Meandering through this collection are personal vignettes from the author's military career, starting with the day he steps onto the bus as a fresh Marine recruit. Michaele Lockhart, author of Coming Home, Last Night at the Claremont, and Hoarding Lies and Secrets.
  • Random Thoughts From A Wandering Mind on Feb. 26, 2012

    Follow Hugh Starkey’s strong poetic voice, letting him lead you through a “wandering mind” and into a rare terrain of poetry. Starkey has captured a full spectrum of life’s experience and emotion in this new collection, ranging from tender tributes such as “On a Winter Night, Long Ago” and the poignant opening poem, “My Friend is Gone.” He has also become a true son of the Southwest, as evidenced in “Storm” and “Dance of the Stars,” pieces that evoke the drama and power of place. Although only one work is actually titled “Haiku,” many of his verses have captured the elegance and economy unique to that particular poetic form. Readers will delight in the intensity of “Beyond Time” as well as the whimsical “Ode to Chocolate.” For poetry lovers and poets alike, this small volume will enchant with its tenderness, power, and diversity. Michaele Lockhart, author, Last Night at the Claremont, Love at Hotel St-Jacques, and Jody's Story: A Christmas Legend.
  • Random Thoughts From A Wandering Mind on Feb. 26, 2012

    Follow Hugh Starkey’s strong poetic voice, letting him lead you through a “wandering mind” and into a rare terrain of poetry. Starkey has captured a full spectrum of life’s experience and emotion in this new collection, ranging from tender tributes such as “On a Winter Night, Long Ago” and the poignant opening poem, “My Friend is Gone.” He has also become a true son of the Southwest, as evidenced in “Storm” and “Dance of the Stars,” pieces that evoke the drama and power of place. Although only one work is actually titled “Haiku,” many of his verses have captured the elegance and economy unique to that particular poetic form. Readers will delight in the intensity of “Beyond Time” as well as the whimsical “Ode to Chocolate.” For poetry lovers and poets alike, this small volume will enchant with its tenderness, power, and diversity. Michaele Lockhart, author of Last Night at the Claremont, Love at Hotel St-Jacques, and Jody's Story: A Christmas Legend.