Michael Daigle


"My political, murder novel , "The Swamps of Jersey" was published Nov. 1 by Izmadi Publishing. Info at "About" at www.michaelstephedaigle.com. It's the story of lonely police detective Frank Nagler who has to sort through the death of a woman found headless and handless in a swamp in Ironton, N.J., the possibility that someone has been stealing money from the city for years, a hurricane that flooded the city and a warehouse fire that killed three people, plus the problem that all the clues point back to his former girlfriend, who left town. One question the story asks: What do you do when the murder case you are investigating breaks your heart?
Works in progress are the second of three Nagler stories, "The Game Called Dead," and a story so far called "Three Rivers," about the life and times of Smitty, a character in my short story available from Smashwords called "The Summer of the Homerun."
View samples at www.michaelstephendaigle.com/

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
In fifth grade at Cherry Street School in Phoenix, N.Y. we were assigned to write a piece of fiction. At the time I had an extensive collection of plastic model World War II airplanes. I read all the historic information the model makers provided and read books about the pilots and the planes. So I wrote a story about an air battle over the deserts of North Africa. I recall it as the messiest, largest air battle fought over North Africa, ever.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't exactly remember the first one, but I remember the impact of reading in junior high school every book I could on World War II pilots for the sense of adventure and bravery they displayed; and then later Shakespeare and Eugene O'Neill, which taught me character and complexity and setting. As an adult, when I read Kenneth Robert's "Arundel," I remember thinking, "That's how historical fiction is supposed to be written."
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Where to find Michael Daigle online


The Summer of the Homerun
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Smitty is 13. It is the summer when he and his friends enter high school, the time when all the awkwardness of youth begins to shift and all those things that seemed simple are actually complicated. But Smitty is okay. He has his friends on his baseball team, and he and his sort-of girlfriend seem to want to hang out. But then the New Kid hits that homerun and everything changes.
The Resurrection of Leo and other stories
You set the price! Words: 27,060. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
These are stories of hope, discovery and redemption, stories about how people step out of the muddle of their lives and begin again to move forward. It is easy to get stuck in one place, caught in the wake of an event. These characters find love, acceptance and self-awareness; some find peace.

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