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Horror and Dark Fiction Writer
DO YOU WANT TO
PLAY A GAME?
It’s the summer of 86, and school is out in the little Gulf Coast town of Harbor Bluff. Maximum Overdrive is at the cinema, Rampage is all the rage at the arcade, and the only rule from parents is to be home in time for supper. Things couldn’t be simpler or better . . . until kids begin disappearing while playing a children’s game called Two Minutes with the Devil.
This is a story that revolves around a group of friends whose lives go from bikes, treehouses, and first crushes to coming face to face with an unimaginable horror.
One part Stand by Me, one part Stranger Things, Two Minutes with the Devil is one helluva fun-yet-heartbreaking thriller, a throwback to when things were good... and evil.
“Matt Micheli continues to stake his claim in the horror genre with his latest book, Two Minutes with the Devil. This gripping coming-of-age tale set in the 1980s has all the chills and thrills you could ask for! Equal parts horror and heart, it could very well stand its ground next to classics like King’s It and McCammon’s Boy’s Life.”
Ronald Kelly, author of Fear and The Essential Sick Stuff
Droves of the rich and beautiful have invaded the small town of Brawlton, forcing out the many generations of good-natured, wholesome townspeople. On the outside, these new inhabitants seem to have it all, but they soon learn that there is more to life than Botox, silicone, and spreading rumors while sipping on over-priced martinis.
There's something lurking in the woods, and it is hungry for blood.
"With an intriguing, nihilistic depiction of the upper class that few authors outside of Bret Easton Ellis are capable of, Matt Micheli weaves a haunting tale of extravagance, betrayal, and bloodshed." - Patrick C. Harrison III, author of Grandpappy and 100% Match
Uninvited and unwelcomed, Dan’s estranged mother Margo shows up at his doorstep moments before a freak snowstorm hits their small Texas town. The arctic storm comes fast and hard, trapping Dan and his wife, their teen daughter, and her boyfriend inside with the malicious old woman who seems hell-bent on destroying everything her son and daughter-in-law have built together. Long-buried family secrets are exhumed, causing tensions to flare and tempers to erupt. As things spiral out of control and anger consumes the household, inside is Hell. But outside in the snow there is something far more sinister. Something full of rage. Something violent. And that something has a taste for blood.
"A multi-layered thriller that'll chill your blood faster than a freak blizzard, Matt Micheli's The White proves there are scarier things than being trapped at home with family." - Jessica McHugh, Bram Stoker & Elgin Award nominated author of A Complex Accident of Life and Strange Nests
"A Halloween Story is a short, spooky thrill-ride that'll leave you leery of any kids in masks for many Halloweens to come!"
A Halloween Story takes you through 3 terrifying intertwining tales of chaos and bloodshed on Halloween Night as monsters, demons, and mask-wearing killers come alive in smalltown suburbia.
Be careful who you open the door for. Some trick-or-treaters may be after more than candy.
"The White is a fun one-sitting romp dealing with high-tension family dynamics and the arrival of a freak snowstorm offering more than just a chill."
Mark Towse, Author of Nana and Crows
"Reading The White is like jumping naked into an ice-cold dunk tank filled with razor blades and smashed faces. Micheli's writing is horrifically refreshing."
Luke Kondor, Founder and co-host of
The Other Stories podcast
"A multi-layered thriller that'll chill your blood faster than a freak blizzard, Matt Micheli's The White proves there are scarier things than being trapped at home with family."
Jessica McHugh, Bram Stoker & Elgin Award nominated author of A Complex Accident of Life
"Micheli is the type of writer who just doesn't fuck around. His writing is so honest and stark, you don't know whether to curl up and cry or punch an old lady, so you do both. Then you go to jail. But it's worth every second."
H.L. Nelson, Author and Founding Editor of
Cease, Cows Magazine
Matt Micheli is dark-fiction and horror writer out of New Braunfels, TX, author of The White, Scratched, and his upcoming 1986 throwback horror novella Two Minutes with the Devil. He has several fiction and non-fiction pieces featured in various magazines and anthologies and is a multi-contributor to This is Horror, Horror Sleaze Trash, and Horror Tree. A loving husband and father to a daughter and Husky dogs, he spends his days dabbling in domestication and his nights in Tequila, always searching for the next great story.
Watch for Two Minutes with the Devil coming in June by D&T Publishing.
News & Events
Check out Matt's ongoing interview series over at The Horror Tree titled NEW BLOOD: The Rebirth of Indie Horror where he gets very candid--maybe too candid--with folks making a splash in the indie horror world. Nothing is off limits.
Excited to be chosen as a contributor for D&T Publishing 's next installment of ABC's of Terror, vol. 4! Good neighbors are hard to come by.
Contract signed and delivered. My fun horror novella set in the Summer of 1986 "Two Minutes with the Devil" is scheduled for release in the summer of 2023 (July 4th) by D&T Publishing.
Keep your eyes closed.
Contract signed and delivered. My juicy little horror novella "The White" is scheduled for release in the winter of 2022 (New Year's Eve) by D&T Publishing.
Hell is about to freeze over. Beware the White.
Contract signed and delivered. My juicy little horror novella "The White" is scheduled for release in the winter of 2022 by D&T Publishing.
Hell is about to freeze over. Beware the White.
Thrilled for my story "The Call Center" to be chosen by Jolly Horror Press for publication in "Executive Dread", an anthology of office horror!
Two new anthologies on the horizon!
Excited to announce that my story "Lock the Doors" will be a part of the Night Terror series by Scare Street!
Also, my story "The Box" will be a part of the Serious as a Heart Attack anthology put on by Schlock! Publications! I couldn't pass up the opportunity to write a gritty/horrorish clown story!
Details to follow!