Michael E. Burge


Michael E. Burge, grew up in the Midwest, the Chicago suburbs and a small town in Southern Illinois. After retiring from a career in computer software sales and marketing, he began pursuing his lifelong interest in writing, publishing his debut novel, Bryant’s Gap, in 2015.
Michael has again drawn upon his Midwest upbringing to bring us his new novel Melding Spirits. The novel takes us back to 1958, a small town on the Wabash River, where we meet a unique cast of characters, become engrossed in a gripping mystery, and experience a touching story of first love.

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Melding Spirits
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,120. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Twelve-year-old Evan Mason’s life has been turned upside down by the sudden death of his father. His mother isn’t home much, the insurance office during the day, waiting tables at night. Evan is spending a great deal of time alone. Now he finds himself on a Greyhound bus headed for a small town on the Wabash River where he’ll spend the summer of 1958 with his loving grandmother. Evan soon meets h
Bryant's Gap
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,340. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Crime and violence are commonplace in 1947 postwar Chicago, but when a man’s mangled body is discovered on the railroad tracks in a small southern Illinois town—people take notice. From the banks of the Wabash River to a beach in the South Pacific, BRYANT’S GAP is peppered with folksy humor and nostalgic references that transport the reader to a simpler time, when good and evil stood on opposit

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