Michael Meeske writes across genres, including women’s historical fiction, mystery, suspense, horror, and gothic fiction.
The Magdalen Girls, Michael’s first novel for Kensington Books, written as V.S. Alexander, was published in January 2017 in the US, UK and the Czech Republic. 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. His second book for Kensington, a WWII novel, The Taster, about a food taster for Adolf Hitler, will be released in February 2018, and has been sold to Harper Collins/Avon in the UK as Her Hidden Life. In addition to the UK, the book will be sold in Canada, Germany, and Italy. Michael is currently under contract for a three more books for Kensington, the third, The Silent Fields, scheduled for 2019, with the others to follow.
Cleis Press also recently published The Combat Zone, the first in his Cody Harper mystery series, written as Vincent Wilde. The sequel, An Absent God, will be published in November 2017 by Cleis.
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. 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 was included in a 2011 horror anthology of short fiction 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 of FRW 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.
V. S. Alexander Bio The Magdalen Girls, V. S. Alexander’s first novel for Kensington Books, was published in early 2017 in the US and UK, with rights also sold to the Czech Republic. 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 appears in trade paperback, e-book, and audio book. V.S. recently added a two-book deal with Kensington for his novel, The Taster, about a food taster for Adolf Hitler. It is slated for release in February 2018, in the same formats as The Magdalen Girls. V. S. is currently writing an Irish historical saga scheduled for release in 2019, and an anticipated fourth book set in WWI, slated for 2020.
Vincent Wilde Bio Vincent Wilde is the author of the Cody Harper mystery series about a cross-dressing sleuth who enjoys wielding a whip as much as slipping into a silk chemise. The Combat Zone, published by Cleis Press, takes Cody from Boston’s officially sanctioned red-light district to a secluded neo-Nazi compound in the New Hampshire mountains. A sequel, An Absent God, is slated for publication in November 2017 by Cleis. Vincent is the author of numerous novels and short stories in other genres. 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.