MacShayne

Biography

MacShayne is the pseudonym of a Frisian born Dutch writer and actor. He mainly writes English romance- or thriller short stories. Apart from short stories, he also writes lyrics and film scripts. Currently, he is also working on his first Dutch novel which will tie-in with some of his romance short stories. As an actor, he has made mutiple appearances in Dutch or Frisian (short)films and series.

Apart from writing and acting, he also completed Small Business and Retail Management at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen in 2017. His other interests include supporting football club PSV Eindhoven, collecting various CD's and DVD's, sports, history, traveling and reading books. In the future he wants to learn at least three more foreign languages.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, or at least, the first thing I ever wrote was a song. I began writing lyrics back in 2006 when I was twelve years old. It was my own version of George Michael's Amazing. The first story I wrote, was a screenplay which I entitled Out Of Distriction. The title doesn't mean anything, it was a wrong interpretation of a line Paul Walker said in the movie Fast and Furious. So, it's no surprise that it's a Fast and Furious kind of screenplay.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When it comes to my writing, you could say that I'm always having a lack of confidence. I have pessimistic tendencies. So, when one of my works get's a nice response, that someone enjoyed it or something, that'd be great. I can't envision a future were making money will be more important to me than readers telling you they loved your work.
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Where to find MacShayne online


Series

Mitch Crowne Universe
Mitch Crowne is a fictional protagonist of a series novellas, novelettes and short stories by Dutch author MacShayne. A former government assassin that went rogue when he discovers a conspiracy that involved the American Vice President. Crowne uses his impressive skill set to cross off a list of conspirators over the course of almost ten years. During this period he comes across multiple other professionals in the likes of Eveline Turner, Jeremy Clegane, Robert McEachran and Sybren Sibranski.

The Drifter

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Manhunt

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A Dangerous Man

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Killing Crowne

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Perfect Enemy

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Books

Blood Season
Series: Mitch Crowne Universe, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 25,700. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Mitch Crowne and Eveline Turner are joining forces to stop the man that formed and changed their lives, Richard Bennard Home. The man who recruited both former government assassins. In this phase finale it's Blood Season, because blood will be shed when justice is brought to those that took the law into their own hands at the cost of innocents. Washington will not be safe, this is where it ends...
Chaos
Series: Mitch Crowne Universe, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 36,800. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Everything is connected. Jeremy Clegane and Ayda Houser are hired by one Mr. Raymond to help Mitch Crowne escape from Russian authorities after his capture in Manhunt. Not soon after, lots of people that once crossed paths with Mitch Crowne, find their life's in the balance. And only one thing seems for sure, not everyone is getting out of this one alive.
Cold Case
Series: Mitch Crowne Universe, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 18,860. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Wendy Chaplin was nineteen years old when her body was found near Sennen Cove, a little Village located in the outskirts of southwest England. Her wealthy parents hire Robert McEachran to shine a fresh sight on their daughter's murder. Together with Deputy Sherrif Christina Carter, McEachran soon finds himself in life danger when connections are made with other Cold Cases in the area.
Perfect Enemy
Series: Mitch Crowne Universe, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 19,690. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
It's 2005, Mitch Crowne has been imprisoned for more than three years. Then someday and unexpected, he is offered a ticket out. By accepting a dangerous mission, he soon finds himself under the living again. However, the whole mission is compromised from day one. Mitch soon finds himself in a dangerous conflict where he has to put his own agenda aside to figure out what he got himself into.
Killing Crowne
Series: Mitch Crowne Universe, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 17,650. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Mitch Crowne is a ghost. He has been off the radar since 2001. When he resurfaces in 2007 (A Dangerous Man), it doesn't take long before someone sets out to even the score with him. In order to find him, Jeremy Clegane and his girlfriend Ayda (who has a past of her own) are in great danger since Clegane might be the only one who can lead to Crowne.
A Dangerous Man
Series: Mitch Crowne Universe, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When Sandra enters a local bar, she finds a man of her age that happens to look like a wealthy man. When he doesn't respond as she is used to from men looking like him, things soon get out of hands. A little while later, Mitch Crowne unwillingly lands himself in an adventure where he uses his skills for a good cause. Sandra may have met the wrong guy at the right time.
Once Upon a Time in Navajo
Price: Free! Words: 14,900. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
When he thinks that his time on earth is almost up, a young man takes a trip to the country he always dreamed about, the United States. There he encounters the beautiful and intelligent Aimee. While both are almost each other's opposites, they might as well be just what they needed at the right time.
Manhunt
Series: Mitch Crowne Universe, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 18,690. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After Mitch Crowne suddenly came out of hiding in Easing, government assassin Eveline Turner is set out on a mission to find, apprehend and eliminate her predecessor. In the course of a few days, the best they have must go up against the best they had in an adventure that also explores more of both Turner's and Crowne's past. Why must Crowne be assassinated and what are his motivations?
The Drifter
Series: Mitch Crowne Universe, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Easing is a small village where everybody knows each other. For outsiders, a peacefully and quiet place to be. Boring perhaps. But, Easing also seems to have it's secrets. When one day a drifter arrives for unknown reasons, one of these secrets is threatened to be exposed. Leading to the question, who is Mitch Crowne?

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