Mitch Lavender


Mitch likes cake. He does not like zombies or clowns, even if they have cake.

He lives with his family in a suburb of Dallas, Texas and works in the IT industry. His first anthology, Death Zone and Other Stories gained critical acclaim. His writing has been selected and published as Best of Writing4All multiple years and has been published by Static Movement, Pillhill Press, Pantoum Press, Challenge, Thought Catalog, Red Fez, Outburst Magazine and other publications.

He has worked for Microsoft Corporation for over 18 years, has been married 25 years, and is the father of a son, adopted from Ukraine in 2001. With this background, it makes sense that his first, published full-length novel, Find My Baby, would be a high-stakes thriller interlaced with computer espionage, set with an American couple, attempting to do an international adoption.

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Find My Baby
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,690. Language: American English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Zachary and Lucy Foxborne have everything they want except a child. As they begin navigating the legal and bureaucratic maze of international adoption from Ukraine, they could not imagine their newly adopted child would be held for ransom by a brilliant and demented hacker, bent on revenge and even darker motives. Finding their baby could cost them everything.
Death Zone and Other Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,390. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
An eclectic anthology of 20 short stories, some of which have been previously published, and are newer versions.

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  • The Infection on July 06, 2011

    This is a different twist on the zombie genre and the mutant superpowers are interesting. Each story is unique - the authors each have a unique voice, compelling characters and a little different approach to how they deal with life after the zombie apocalypse. I sometimes tire of books trying to be different in an established genre like this. The zombie marketplace is flooded, but if you love good fiction and you love zombies then this is the book for you. Disclosure: I am one of the authors.