Archive for April, 2010

By Michael Version 2.0

Welcome to the new incarnation of By Michael!

Faithful readers will notice a few changes. The old website was state-of-the-art when it was created almost ten years ago, but the internet moves at the speed of light, and it quickly became a dinosaur. Not to mention the fact that, as more and more of my work was published, I simply outgrew it. Banner links had to be posted to direct visitors to new pages, and it became…untidy. Now, information is easy to find and everything has its place. ;D

I like the changes, and I hope you will too. :)

Let me stress that nothing has been lost! In the coming days, items from the previous version of By Michael will be re-posted. In addition, you will find new and exciting content that had been impossible under the limitations of the old site. So take a look around. Kick the tires. Take a peek under the hood. I think you’ll like what you’ll find. ;)

Shroud Magazine Gives Skull Some Love!

Shroud posted a glowing review of Skull Full of Kisses on their blog.  The review will also appear in an upcoming issue of the magazine.

Skull Full Of Kisses is a unique, diverse and powerful collection of bone-chilling horror. The old saying, ‘love knows no bounds’ is well exemplified here. From random acts of kindness, to utter madness, West shows us that even love – the most innocent emotion we posses – is often the impetus for these and other ghastly acts…West’s seamless prose, coupled with his unique and powerful voice gives us multi-layered tales rarely seen in horror fiction. Most importantly, and what truly makes this collection a breath of fresh air, is how West peppers each story with his uncanny ability to weave readers directly into his fiction. Skull Full Of Kisses cements West’s status as a rare and formidable storyteller whose work should not be approached lightly.”

Read the entire review here!