Mike Speegle

I got a pen, a notebook, and a suitcase full of bees.

Mary Poppins, Klingons, and Elephants

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.  -Ancient Klingon Proverb My son stands in the middle of his room, which is – in the parlance of … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wayback Machine Presents: 20 Books in 140 Characters or Fewer

EDIT: This happened. So that’s nice.   So as a troll against a friend of mine who claimed an unfamiliarity with the written word (joke’s on me; it turns out he … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Byzantine book review: Malus Domestica

Quick caveat: S.A. Hunt, author of Malus Domestica, is also represented by my agent, Leon Husock. And before you ask, I am absolutely reviewing the book for selfish reasons. Because A) if … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to Grill a Burger, Dammit.

Barbecue season is almost over, which is why I feel safe explaining the following: You’re doing burgers wrong. Terribly, terribly wrong. In fact, you’ve probably been doing them wrong your … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

How to Build a Fence, Dammit

“But Mike,” you say. “You’re an author, not a carpenter. And despite your flowing, masculine beard, you ain’t no Bob Vila.” Yes, but consider this: shut up. Why? Because I … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Choose Your Own (Text) Adventure

Yeah so. We’ve done it again. I should have expected it, really. Because when Adam Brault calls me and says, “Hey…I have an idea,” I should know by now that … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Something Greater than Artifice II

It’s done! Or rather…the second draft is. After hammering it out over the course of the year, I’m happy to announce that Artifice II: Sins of the Father is structurally … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment