March 2015

Return: Book 3 of the Matt Turner Series

eBook Preorders for RETURN go live next week…finally!

Yes, that time has finally come. No, its not actually released just yet, but Return – Book 3 of the Matt Turner series will be pre-orderable next week (for Kindle, Nook!, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords). Once the Return preorder is live, the actual true, unchangeable, undelayable, unreschedulable, set-in-stone release date will be assigned and posted. Another announcement will be posted here and on various Michael Siemsen social media pages with links to the assorted e-tailers. Once again, I thank you all for your patience, and I hope the wait for Matt’s return will have been worth it.

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USA's Dig vs. The Dig

Regarding USA TV’s new “Dig” show and my “The Dig” book.

Is the USA network’s new TV show “Dig” in any way related to Michael Siemsen’s The Dig (Book 1 of the Matt Turner Series)? In short, nope. In long, here’s a breakdown: This is the official brief description of the TV show: “Peter, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a young female archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making.” Peter is played by Draco Malfoy’s jerk dad, and Peter’s FBI boss is played by Anne Heche. (Spoiler, the two have sex in the first minute of the first episode.) The show takes…

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4:00am, 3/3/15

Street corners and entry steps unexpectedly populated with wide-awake citizens. The 24-hour Starbucks seems to double as a homeless shelter, its all-bar seating half-filled with sleepers, while the other half maintain a dazed stare in no particular direction. A young couple stands out with their darting eyes and skittish energy as one huddles in a corner behind a trashcan. The girl stands and watches him between suspicious backward glances, one hand stroking her opposite arm. They trade places, he dizzily passes items to her before he tips and finds a column to hold him up. Outside, a man on a…

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