Michael Meeske writes across genres, including romance, mystery, suspense, horror,
gothic fiction and historical fiction.
Michael’s first novel for Kensington Books (written as V.S. Alexander), The Magdalen
Girls, is slated for publication in the U.S. and UK in January 2017. The novel, set
in 1962 Dublin, deals with the dark history of the Magdalen laundries, a system of
institutionalized servitude formerly sanctioned by the Catholic Church. It’s scheduled
to appear in trade paperback, e-book, audio and large print. He recently added a
two-book deal with Kensington for his WWII novel, Taster, and an Irish historical
He also recently signed with Cleis Press for two books in his Cody Harper mystery
series, The Combat Zone and An Absent God. These books, written as Vincent Wilde,
are scheduled for publication beginning in January 2017.
His other writing credits include Frankenstein’s Daemon, a sequel to Frankenstein,
and Poe’s Mother, a psychological suspense thriller, offered through Usher Books
and both available on Amazon.com. He is the co-author of His Weekend Proposal, a
tender category romance. Additionally, his short stories, In the End, He Dreamed,
and, Feelers, were selected for inclusion in two anthologies of gothic horror published
by Firbolg Publishing. Zombieville, a short story, was included in a 2011 horror
anthology by Florida Romance Writers (FRW) headlined by Heather Graham.
From 2008 to 2010, he served as Vice President of FRW. He has been an active member
and guest since 2002. He is a former member of the Writers’ Room of Boston, a non-profit
working space for novelists, poets and playwrights.
Some of his influences include Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson,
Oscar Wilde, Daphne du Maurier, Richard Matheson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and any
work by the exquisite Brontë sisters. You can contact Michael via the contact page
or on Facebook.