Michael Kelso


Husband, Father, Author, Poet, Former Corrections Officer, current truck driver. I work to survive but I write to live. I have self-pubbed several horror short stories and an anthology on Amazon. My debut crime fiction novel will be released on Sept. 13th 2017.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
It's the story of a young man who endures tragedy and has to learn to deal with it for the rest of his life. It's about the choices he makes as he passes into adulthood and how those choices shape him for good or for bad.
It's also a story of retribution upon those who have made terrible choices and devastated the lives of others.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The impetus. When I first get that flash of insight that becomes a story. Sometimes it happens all at once and I have to struggle just to get the idea down on paper (or keyboard). Other times I get an idea for a single scene of a story and I build on it from there.
It's also the chance to create. To imagine my own world and see that through to a full-fledged story. When you write fiction, there are no limits. You can do anything and that is a very empowering motivation.
I also love words. When I create that perfect line at the precise moment in a scene that makes it unforgettable, that's sheer joy.
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Where to find Michael Kelso online

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One of my short stories from my Fragments of Fear collection that I made into an audiobook video.

My second short story turned into an audiobook video from my book 'Fragments of Fear, Collection'.


Fragments of Fear 2
Price: Free! Words: 32,440. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Another heaping helping of horror, never be afraid to ask for seconds.
Fragments of Fear
Price: Free! Words: 9,050. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Twenty tales of terror, each one told in 500 words or less.

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