John T. Schmitz

Biography

John T. Schmitz is the editor & publisher of Secret Laboratory; he is the founder of Maple Hills Press and has also freelanced as a writer and photographer, contributing to various local and international publications. Mr. Schmitz lives in Minnesota with his Kim, some cats, and a Maki; he is the author of five books.

Visit Mr. Schmitz at http://www.secretlaboratory.org

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Here's Your Wisdom For 2011
By John T. Schmitz
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,100. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Essay
Here’s Your Wisdom For 2011 is a collection of John T. Schmitz’s columns, which appear in the online magazine Secret Laboratory. Always witty and insightful, the author dissects, analyzes, and comments upon current events, national affairs, and politics. Here’s Your Wisdom is must-read material for anyone who is interested in controlling their own environment by way of the political process.
Breakfast & Bullets in Bed: An Emmanuel Smith Mystery
By John T. Schmitz
Series: Emmanuel Smith Mystery, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,520. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011. Category: Fiction
Emmanuel Smith and his partner spend Memorial Day weekend in Seaside Harbor; but Irish crime boss Archibald Stone is hiding out next door—and he’s holding a grudge against the old detective. Matters are further complicated when they’re asked to unearth an ancient treasure, which soon everyone is scrambling to get their hands on, including a guest who turns up dead.
Cabin Life Ain't Easy: A Collection of Short Stories, Essays, and Articles
By John T. Schmitz
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,020. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Essay
Cabin Life Ain’t Easy is a collection of John T. Schmitz’s early work, some of it never before published. Cabin Life Ain’t Easy is a humorous look at sometimes serious subjects, but even the author himself admits “No matter how hard I try, I simply cannot sit down at a keyboard with a straight face....”
Any Port in a Storm: An Emmanuel Smith Mystery
By John T. Schmitz
Series: Emmanuel Smith Mystery, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,180. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011. Category: Fiction
Any Port in a Storm introduces us to Inspector Emmanuel Smith, a twenty-two year veteran of the Bay Port City Police Department. When a prostitute named Pinky turns up dead in Elm Park, it marks the beginning of the deadliest case of his career—and the little hooker’s body is only the start of what turns into a sinister plot of murder and betrayal.
Roomies
By John T. Schmitz
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,110. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011. Category: Fiction
Roomies is the story of Rodney Stiles, a young man who is struggling to be a writer and an adult. Roomies is a black comedy; it explores the seedier side of life, taking the reader on a tour of drinking, drugs, bars, bikers, and books. Rod must escape the clutches of a series of raucous roommates ... and in the end, will he find redemption in his family or will his tale end in tragedy?

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