Micheal Maxwell

Biography

Micheal Maxwell has traveled the globe on the lookout for strange sights, sounds, and people. His adventures have taken him from the Jungles of Ecuador and the Philippines, to the top of the Eiffel Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge, and from the cave dwellings of Native Americans to The Kehlsteinhaus, Hitler’s Eagles Nest! He’s always looking for a story to tell and interesting people to meet.
Micheal Maxwell was taught the beauty and majesty of the English language by Bob Dylan, Robertson Davies, Charles Dickens and Leonard Cohen.
Mr. Maxwell has traveled the globe, dined with politicians, rock stars and beggars. He has rubbed shoulders with priests and murderers, surgeons and drug dealers, each one giving him a part of themselves that will live again in the pages of his books.
Micheal Maxwell has found a niche in the mystery, suspense, genre with The Cole Sage Series that gives readers an everyman hero, short on vices, long on compassion, and a sense of fair play, and the willingness to risk everything to right wrongs. The Cole Sage Series departs from the usual, heavily sexual, profanity laced norm and gives readers character driven stories, with twists, turns, and page turning plot lines.
Micheal Maxwell writes from a life of love, music, film, and literature. Along with his lovely wife and travel partner, Janet, he lives in a small town in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.

Currently Available:
- Diamonds and Cole (Cole Sage Mystery #1)
- Cellar Full of Cole (Cole Sage Mystery #2)
- Helix of Cole (Cole Sage Mystery #3)
- Cole Dust (Cole Sage Mystery #4)
- Cole Shoot(Cole Sage Mystery #5)
- Cole Fire (Cole Sage Mystery #6)
- Heart of Cole (Cole Sage Mystery #7)
- Cole Mine (Cole Sage Mystery #8)

- Dara and Dupree
- The Time Pedaler (A Young Adult Time Travel Series) with Tally Scully
- The Secret to Writing an Essay: A Parent's Guide for Teens and Tweens Who Hate to Write
- Death of Choice: Eight Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Mystery (Editor)

Where to find Micheal Maxwell online


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Videos

Three Nails Three Nails (A Tale of Tragedy, Testing and Triumph)
A father struggles to cope with the pressures and responsibilities of life while dealing with the soul-searing tragedy. From the depths of his despair, he discovers the answer to forgiveness, healing, and redemption. Micheal Maxwell steps away from his Cole Sage series to tell a story of Life, Death and an American Teacher.

Meet the Author
A brief chat with the author.

Series

The Cole Sage Mystery Series
The Cole Sage series has captured the imagination of readers worldwide. All five books in the series consistently get top ratings from reviewers. Micheal Maxwell has found a niche in the mystery, suspense, genre that gives a readers an everyman hero, short on vices, long on compassion, and a sense of fair play, and the willingness to risk everything to right wrongs. The Cole Sage series departs from the usual, heavily sexual, profanity laced norm and gives readers a character driven stories, with twists, turns, and page turning plot lines.

Books

The First Chapter: The Collected Short Stories and First Novel: The Whistler 1964 -2017
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,990. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Bestselling mystery writer and novelist, Micheal Maxwell, steps back to look at where it all began. The First Chapter, is indeed the beginning of his evolution as a writer. From his first published story in his elementary schools creative writing annual to current short stories, we see the imagination, storytelling, and heart that has become Maxwell’s trademark.
Cole Mine: Book #8 (2nd Edition)
Series: The Cole Sage Mystery Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,340. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
On his first trip to Orvin, Oklahoma (Cole Dust Book #4) Cole Sage discovered a trunk of journals written by the grandfather he barely knew. When his world is turned upside down, Cole returns to Orvin to write the book based on the journals, and is faced with dangers, and discoveries he isn’t prepared for. Join Cole as he gets caught up in events that nearly swallow him alive!
Dara and Dupree
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,950. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Ready to take his own life, on his way to his office, Dupree decides to make a simple turn. It sets in motion events he never dreamed possible. Dara and Dupree is part road trip, part mystery thriller, part romance, all part of a greater plan. Right or left, life or death? Take the road trip of a lifetime and find that happiness can be as simple as which way your turn signal blinks.
Heart of Cole: Book #7 (2nd Edition)
Series: The Cole Sage Mystery Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,730. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A murderer is loose on the streets of San Francisco. They’re leaving no trace, no clues, no DNA. Just a fatal puncture wound. When a teenage girl appears at the paper claiming to be Cole’s niece, his life is tuned upside down. Cole Sage is caught in the middle. When the ice pick murders hit close to home, he has no choice but to get involved. But at what cost? This time it’s in the heart.
The Secret to Writing an Essay: A Parent’s Guide for Teens and Tweens Who Hate to Write
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,080. Language: American English. Published: March 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Secondary, Nonfiction » Parenting » Writing skills
This isn’t a Handbook for Getting an “A”, it’s a realistic guide to improving your child’s writing skills. If your child is failing or falling desperately behind, wouldn’t you be happy just to see them pass? This guide will give you the tools to build their confidence in writing! No more,“I don’t know where to start”, or worse, the lonely sense of failure at truly not knowing what to do first.
Death of Choice - Eight Tales of Murder, Mayhem and Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 115,840. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Come along to a Children’s Cemetery, 1920’s London, a diner in L.A., a foggy barnyard, a small town in Tennessee, a Hawaiian beach, and discover chills, thrills, and crimes you’ll long remember. Meet a flashy designer, a neurosurgeon, a coroner, a woman of European elegance, a detective who’s fed up, and a Tennessee Police Chief all filling the pages of Death of Choice.
Cole Fire: Book #6 (2nd Edition)
Series: The Cole Sage Mystery Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,670. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A New Age Messiah is gunned down. Cole’s job is to write the obituary, but the body's disappeared. The faithful believe he'll resurrect. Cynics think it’s a hoax. Can Cole get to The Truth? When an arsonist attacks Asian businesses, Cole falls prey to the Vietnam Vet who can’t put the war to rest. What's his link to Cole? Which will burn hotter, love or hate? Read COLE FIRE and find out
Cole Shoot: Book #5 (2nd Edition)
Series: The Cole Sage Mystery Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,560. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Cole Sage is thrown into the world of Tongs and San Francisco Street Gangs! Seeking answers and justice for a murdered friend, Cole unknowingly sends his intern and protégé into the belly of the Dragon. Cole knows, “It’s never a good idea to bring a knife to a gun fight", so he enlists old friends from LA to bring justice to the streets. Sometimes the law of the jungle is the only way, or is it?
The Time Pedaler (2nd Edition)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,560. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Time Pedaler introduces Chant Baker, a typical kid who makes an astonishing discovery, a Time Machine! Join Chant on his amazing adventures back in time. Meet Will Shakespeare, go to the World’s Fair of 1893, and fall for a beauty named Mary. Can Chant keep all his travels a secret? Could you? History meets tie-dye and sneakers in this fast paced, sci-fi adventure to the far corners of time.
Three Nails
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,430. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Three Nails is a rich, witty, smart slice of Americana. Although it opens with loss of life—Three Nails ends with aspiration—hope, heritage, and new life. Like a handful of stones thrown in a pond, the circles of life and memories are all interconnected to process grief. Relationships with a wife, children, colleagues at work and even the kids taught at school are all part of the gift of healing.
Cole Dust Cole: Book #4 (2nd Edition)
Series: The Cole Sage Mystery Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 135,250. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Cole Sage inherits an farm with an old trunk in the attic. It holds the secrets of a grandfather he never knew. The journals of George Sage, takes us from 1910 to the 50s. We meet a man tormented by poverty, racism, gambling, the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, and an addiction to alcohol that leaves two generations scarred. Cole unlocks a secret hidden for 50 years that changes him forever.
Helix of Cole: Cole Sage Mystery #3 (2nd Edition)
Series: The Cole Sage Mystery Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,360. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Cole Sage never dreamed an old article would ignite a string of terrorist bombings and threaten San Francisco. Jason Reed has trained terrorists worldwide and is on a peyote fueled mission to show the 60s aren’t over. Nationwide cities panic from mysterious bombings.Can San Francisco survive a dirty bomb and the manifesto of a madman? Cole meets Reed for what could be the last interview for both!
Cellar Full of Cole: Cole Sage Mystery #2 (2nd Edition)
Series: The Cole Sage Mystery Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,050. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Cellar Full of Cole finds Chicago and San Francisco connected by a pair of human traffickers with no respect for life, family, or the innocence of children. “Not getting involved” isn’t in Cole’s nature - but even helping solve one mystery, may not be enough to get him out of Chicago alive.
Diamonds and Cole: Cole Sage Mystery #1 (2nd Edition)
Series: The Cole Sage Mystery Series. Price: Free! Words: 74,130. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
A once great journalist, Cole Sage has finally hit rock bottom. When the daughter of his lost love goes missing, Cole sees a chance at redemption - but he'll have to navigate a treacherous maze of con men, and shady deals to find her. The Cole Sage series is a clean, character driven, mystery series with lots of twist, turns, and heart.

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