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In 2022 — Celebrating Eighteen Years of Publishing

Michael Don Fess,  Author             Over Twenty-Five Published Books


Mystery Novels, Historical Novels, Non-fiction Books,  & Erotic Novels

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    If you read my novels, you can experience many lives, share adventures, and feel emotions you may never get to experience in real life.

    If you don’t read books, you live only one life, a solo adventure.

    My novels have many sub-plots interwoven with the main storyline that keep you guessing.

    If the reader can out-guess the author about where the story is going, the reading experience becomes boring.

    I don’t want you to be bored . . .


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My List of Ingredients for a

Successful Novel

1. The story should have one or more “larger than life” characters. Memorable characters give the reader a “hook” to remember the story and can give you the feeling you know the characters personally.

2. If the story has many characters, repeat their names and associate them with their title or job to help the reader keep them straight. Novels are confusing when you can’t remember who someone is and their relationship to the story.

3. The story should have several sub-plots woven into the main plot to make the story more interesting. It helps keep a fast pace throughout the novel.

4. The novel should be sprinkled with enough facts to make the story ring true. Well written fiction should have enough facts to give you the feeling it is a real-life story and could be believable.

5. It should have many unexpected twists and surprising turns . . . the reader should never be able to get ahead of the author and predict the outcome.

6. Keep the action moving . . . make the reader keep turning the pages to see what happens next.

7. When the situation seems to be approaching a resolution, inject a new crisis. It’s called “turning up the heat.”

8. Let the characters tell the story and keep it in active voice . . . long paragraphs of passive voice descriptions will tend to bore most readers.

9. Characters should each have a different voice . . . they should also use different words, e.g. adjectives and

 nouns to give them a personality.













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· El Dorado, Arkansas Kiwanis Club

· Magnolia, Arkansas  Rotary Club

· Arkadelphia, Arkansas  Rotary Club

· Fayetteville, Arkansas  Rotary Club

· Pine Bluff, Arkansas  Rotary Club

· Marion County, Arkansas   Rotary Club






















Cruise Speaker and Book Signing

on a cruise through the Panama Canal

November 2017

(That’s me signing in my Caribbean costume)



NEW in 2022   “A Poker Thief”



Read Part of Book One

“The Cruising

Serial Killer”


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Read Part of Book Two

“The Cruising

Black Widow”


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Read Part of Book Three

“Mystery on

Elbow Cay”

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Book Four

“Her Two

Week Cruise”

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The New 2 Book

DNA Mystery Series


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“The Secret DNA Code”

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“The DNA Conspiracy”

The Sequel now available as an eBook

Book One                            Book Two

A Mystery Thriller

Plucked from

Today’s News

“The ISIS Pill”


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For Thinking People

Thought provoking, fact filled and guaranteed to make you think.

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An interesting

dissertation on TIME.  Have you ever wondered if time is different on other planets?

Why are there

twenty- four hours

in a day?


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A fictional look at some of the

scams in casinos.  

Novel based in Tunica, MS

This fast paced mystery keeps

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Meet the Author

Michael Don Fess


              Peruse the 4 Book Caribbean Series           See The VIDEO

   After death, do we

become energy parcels roaming the Cosmos?

   Do we learn all the secrets of the vast and unknown universe?

   Can we meet former friends and other entities from the past?

   Is there life on other

planets in the galaxies?


Read this

Unique Theory


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If You Like Historical Fiction  -  A Trilogy

Three eBook Mystery Series set in 1964 In Louisiana

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Read part of Book Three

Based in Arkansas’s

Petit Jean

State Park


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“What Do We Do With What We’ve Learned”


Caribbean Series

“The Cruising Serial Killer”     

“The Cruising Black Widow”

“Mystery On Elbow Cay”


Other Novels

“The Secret DNA Code”

     “The ISIS Pill”


New Theory

“Are We Energy Parcels”


Coffee Table Book

“Bones of the Garden”



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With Miss America

A Book Signing at the

Watermelon Festival

Hope Arkansas

August 13, 2016




We’re On





The New 2 Book 2017 Series

The Sequel


“A Pill Is Bitter”

The rest of the story

Is also current news


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An Arkansas Novel


A murder mystery

In the winter time on Petit Jean Mountain.

     Read about wild political corruption during the State elections in the post-Huey Long era and the elected officials who went to prison.

     Remember Carlos Marcella, the Mafia Don in New Orleans, and the FBI’s futile attempt to exile him to Guatemala?

     Many of these fictional accounts are based on truth.


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Researching a new novel

In Panama City, Panama

November 2017


Published it in April 2018

“A Shaking Experience”


Adventure Novel

Based on an actual cruise to the

Panama Canal



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“A Shaking Experience”

An Adventure Novel


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