Michael K. Brantley

Writer of Creative Nonfiction & Fiction

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“Meet the Writers” new feature to build reading lists

I’m starting my New Year a little early this year. At the top of my resolution list is to make this site more active in a number of ways, and to do it on a regular basis. New things will be popping up soon.

The first thing I’m adding is a new feature called “Meet the Writers.” This will be a short interview (edited for brevity) with authors/writers from around the country in any number of genres. I’m going after as many different styles and personalities as possible. The information in these interviews will reflect the thoughts and opinions of the writer alone, and does not necessarily reflect a view of me (Michael).

I’m excited about this, as I’ve lined up the first few folks — a writer with a first book, an established writer of fiction/poetry/nonfiction, and a writer on a roll. They are also from distinctly different areas of the country. The goal is to get 1-3 of these posted per quarter.

The first one will be posted in the next 24 hours.

Feel free to let me know what you think using my Contact page.


Thanks to everyone who has taken time to send me a message. It often takes some time for them to get relayed through the website, but I will respond to your questions and comments personally.

I appreciate your readership greatly.

Send any and all questions along, and by all means, if you enjoyed the book, please leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. It does make a difference for a writer … especially when other books are in the works.


In two weeks!


This should be a lot of fun, and there will be great prizes. Come down, meet some authors, hang out with books and come see me.

New Event Scheduled for Wilson

I’m excited to announce my first event since my transplant surgery.

I will be participating in an Author’s Showcase sponsored by the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library on Saturday, August 6 from 1-4 at this great facility. There will many NC authors on hand, a children and adult section, door prizes and a chance to buy books, meet authors and have a good time surrounded by ink, glue and paper. The address for the Library is 429 Nash Street NW, Wilson, NC  and is booked solid by authors (about 30).

I hope to see you there.

Special from Kobo gets you 50% off “Memory Cards”

Good news if you like to use your digital device to read … you can get “Memory Cards” from Kobo for 50% off from now until June 27. Just use the promo code 50JUN.

This code can be used multiple times to download many other titles as well. Kobo has an app that works on most devices (I have it on my iPad mini), so you don’t have to have a Kobo reader to enjoy.

More news to come …

Adding new books section

Some of you may have noticed that there is a new section with books for sale. These are from my collection, some are new, some slightly used – all priced well below a new copy at the online retailers. You can check out securely using Square by clicking the appropriate button on my page.

Rounding out the Triangle/Triad 2015 tour

We were at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. This was the last Triangle event for the year


NC Wesleyan – A crowd of colleagues

It was an honor to present at my employer, NC Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount. This was my first Rocky Mount reading and it was for the faculty, students and community. Great crowd. The reading had a little twist: I worked in how writing the book dovetails with my teaching, and then we had a fun Q & A. Wonderful support from my colleagues.wesleyan

Great night at The Regulator in Durham

Great crowd at The Regular in Durham, NC. Signed past closing time! Really cool shop with some hard to find items. Just down the street are old tobacco warehouses and offices … just the kind of stuff I write about in a couple of chapters.

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Scuppernong Books in Greensboro

We had a great time and turnout in downtown Greensboro, NC, at the nationally known Scuppernong Books. You have to check this store out.

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