Michael McLean

Genres:

Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Western (contemporary and historical), Action Adventure, Speculative Fiction, Western Historical Non-fiction

Social Media:

Facebook

Other Contact Information:

michael1miner@yahoo.com


Bio

A native of western Colorado’s high country, Michael McLean has packed on horseback in Montana’s high-country wilderness, mined gold and silver thousands of feet below the earth’s surface, fly-fished Yellowstone Park’s blue-ribbon waters, and explored the deserts of the West. Through personal and professional experiences, he has collected a wealth of information to develop story settings, plots, and characters. His work has been published in Saddlebag Dispatches, New Mexico Magazine, Rope and Wire and The Penmen Review. His story “Backroads” was the winner of the 2012 Tony Hillerman Mystery Short Story Contest. McLean believes the less traveled and often lonely back roads of the West offer intimate access to the land, its people, and their stories. He lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with his wife, Sandie, and continues to explore the roads less traveled.


Short Stories

“Deadly Pursuit” ♦ Genre: Historical Western Non-fiction ♦ Saddlebag Dispatches Summer 2021
“Red Bear” ♦ Genre: Western Flash Fiction ♦ Saddlebag Dispatches Summer 2021
“Prickly Pear” ♦ Genre: Contemporary Western ♦ Saddlebag Dispatches Winter 2020
“My Grandfather’s Henry” ♦ Genre: Historical Western ♦ Saddlebag Dispatches Autumn/Winter 2019
“Bluestone” ♦ Genre: Contemporary Western ♦ Saddlebag Dispatches Spring/Summer 2019
“Short Pants” ♦ Genre: Contemporary Western ♦ Saddlebag Dispatches Autumn/Winter 2018

“Little Things” ♦ Genre: Mystery, Suspense ♦ Saddlebag Dispatches Spring/Summer 2018
“Dead Man Talking” ♦ Genre: Historical Western ♦ Rope and Wire
“The Gate” ♦ Genre: Historical Western ♦ Rope and Wire
“Bean’s War” ♦ Genre: Historical Western ♦ Rope and Wire
“The Trader” ♦ Genre: Historical Western ♦ Rope and Wire
“Giant Powder” ♦ Genre: Historical Western ♦ Rope and Wire
“Cloud” ♦ Genre: Speculative Fiction ♦ The Penmen Review, February 24, 2017
“Tajik” ♦ Genre: Action Adventure ♦ The Penmen Review, September 5, 2016
“Backroads” ♦ Genre: Mystery, Suspense ♦ New Mexico Magazine, March 2013


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