5/8/21: Prospective Press released a book trailer for Off The Beaten Path 4, which contains my short story Estate Sale.
5/7/21: I finished posting my novella The Dead Sister to Kindle Vella, which is still in beta.
4/27/21: Received $700 from Vital Tek for my novella Clans posted on Readict. This is the largest single payment I’ve ever received for something I wrote.
4/20/21: Opened an account with Kindle Vellum and submitted the first episode of The Dead Sister.
4/13/21: My novella Clans went live on Readict.
4/8/21: Sent out first queries to agents for Flatlanders.
4/2/21: Signed a contract for my novella Clans with Vital Tek.
3/19/21: My novella Clans was accepted by Vital Tek for publication on Readict.
3/9/21: My short story Poison Sink was accepted for publication by Stanchion.
2/27/21: I was on Andrew Sweet’s Meet the Writers podcast. Meet the Authors — andrew sweet books
2/5/21: Received cover for Off The Beaten Path 4, which will contain my horror novelette Estate Sale.
1/30/21: Received royalty payment for Estate Sale.
1/27/21: My novella The Dead Sister was accepted for publication by Violet and the Bird.
1/5/21: Received royalty payment for Souls of Nod.
12/30/20: Signed a contract for my novelette Estate Sale with Prospective Press to be included in their horror anthology ‘Off The Beaten Path 4’, to be released in April 2021.
12/4/20: Interview posted on Book Reader site.
11/27/20: My novel Souls of Nod was released by Breaking News Publishing.
10/23/20: I received payment for my short story A Mutualistic Relationship from Owl Press.
10/23/20: Received final draft and cover for my novel Souls of Nod that is to be published by Breaking Rules Publishing.
10/23/20: It is ‘Take Over The Internet Day’ for SCBWI’s Bookstop, where my middle grade novel Shadytown is listed.
10/14/20: Prospective Press has accepted my short story Estate Sale for publication in their magazine off.the.beaten.press.
10/13/20: ‘When the World Stopped’ which includes my short story A Mutualistic Relationship was released by Owl Press.
10/2/20: Off The Beaten Path wants to publish my short story Estate Sale. While Mannison Press is asking for more revisions. Also, Off The Beaten Path publishes science fiction novels and could be a market for my novel Flatlanders. Dilemma.
9/24/20: Owl Hollow Press sent my story A Mutualistic Relationship back to me for revision. Did them & sent it right back.
9/21/20: Liquid Imagination #46 was just published with my short story Footsteps.
9/18/20: Breaking Rules Publishing is ready to move forward with publishing my novel Souls of Nod.
9/16/20: On September 15th, Writers in Lockdown anthology, with my short story The Hospitaller, ranked #1 in 3 categories on Amazon: Anthologies, Literary Anthologies, & Fiction Short Stories. In All Genres it ranked #49.
9/5/20: Mannisson Press wants me to rewrite Estate Sale. I will get right on it.
8/15/20: Signed a contract for my short story Footsteps to be published by Liquid Imagination.
8/14/20: Received my paperback copy of The Hollow #5 with my short story Church of Lost Souls in it.
8/2/20: Rita Chapman interviewed me on her blog: http://ritaleechapman.com/guest-authors/
7/25/20: Owl Hollow Press has accepted my short story A Mutualistic Relationship for inclusion in their anthology.
7/14/20: Signed a contract for my novel Souls of Nod with Breaking Rules Publication.
7/12/20: My novel Souls of Nod has been accepted for publication by Breaking Rules Publishing!
7/10/20: My short story Footsteps was accepted for publication by Liquid Imagination.
7/5/20: I received the paperback copy of ‘Writers in Lockdown’, which contains my short story The Hospitaller.
6/27/20: My short story The Hospitaller was published today with the release of Goodread’s Writers in Lockdown anthology.
6/24/20: My short story Church of Lost Souls was published today with the release of Breaking Rules Publishing’s The Hollow #5.
6/15/20: Received a contract from Breaking Rules Publishing to include my short story Church of Lost Souls in their The Hollow #5 anthology.
6/2/20: Got a definite maybe for using my short story Inside Angel’s Head in a podcast.
5/23/20: Sent out first newsletter to my email list.
5/21/20: Signed contract for The Hospitaller to be included in the Writers In Lockdown anthology.
5/19/20: Interview and book review for Shadytown in posted on Bridget and the Books: https://bridgetandthebooks.com/
5/17/20: Held a book giveaway for Shadytown through Voracious Readers. Intense Publications supplied a coupon so they could be gotten for free. 20 books were given away. It went smoothly.
5/6/20: Received my copy of the Scribe magazine with my short story Campground Host.
5/2/20: My short story The Hospitaller was accepted for inclusion in a Goodreads anthology.
5/1/20: Big day! Received 4th book review of the week – 2 for Shadytown & 2 for Under A Raging Moon. Also, received payment for my short story Campground Host from Breaking Rules Publishing. Also, held a live interview with Chat & Spin Internet Radio today.
4/21/20: I was interviewed by fifth-grade Bridget for her blog Bridget and the Books.
3/31/20: My short story Campground Host was published in the April 2020 issue of The Scribe magazine published by Breaking Rules Publishing.
3/26/20: Was interviewed for ‘Under A Raging Moon’ by Fanbase Press: http://fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/interviews/books/item/10796-fanbase-press-interviews-mike-sherer-on-the-novel-under-a-raging-moon
3/21/20: Got a good review for Shadytwon on Reedsy Discovery by Victoria Tomis.
1/27/20: Shadytown released on Amazon in hardback, paperback & Kindle.
1/25/20: Held a book launch event for Shadytown at Book Bums.
1/22/20: Received a contract for Camground Host from Breaking Rules Publishing.
1/18/20: My short story Campground Host is to be published by Breaking Rules Publishing in their Scribe Magazine.
1/11/20: Shadytown was listed on Amazon for pre-order.
1/8/20: Scheduled book launch event at Book Bums for Shadytown.
1/7/20: Received my advance copy of Shadytown from INtense Publications.
1/3/20: Penny Shorts wants to publish my short story Inside Angel’s Head.
12/1/19: Angela of Abuzz Press requested my manuscript From The North Rim: 5 Novellas.
11/17/19: Received the cover image for Shadytown from INtense Publications.
11/16/19: Attended the ReadLOCAL Indie Book Fair in Trenton.
11/1/19: Bards and Sages published their anthology of novellas, ‘The Society of Misfit Stories Vol. 3’, which includes my novella Midnight Feedings.
10/7/19: My novella Under A Raging Moon was published in digital and print by World Castle Publishing.
10/4/19: Part One of my novella Dummy’s Dummies has been posted on INtense Publications’ blog.
10/1/19: Corona Book of Ghost Stories which includes my short story Ligeia was published today on Amazon.
9/23/19: My “Beginnings and Endings” was posted on INtense Publications’ blog.
9/19/19: Received hard copy of Breaking Bizarro anthology published by Death’s Head Press that includes my short story MP 3D.
9/18/19: Received a copy of Bards and Sages’ ‘Society of Misfit Stories Presents Vol. 3″ for me to proofread Midnight Feedings.
9/12/19: Received a print copy of Corona’s Book of Ghost Stories which includes my short story Ligeia.
9/9/19: Received a print copy of my novella Under A Raging Moon.
8/7/19: I completed the 2nd edit of ‘Under A Raging Moon‘ and e-mailed it back to Maxine Bringenberg of World Castle Publishing.
8/6/19: My short story ‘The Sweater‘ was posted to Intense Publications’ blog.
8/5/19: Received 2nd edit of my novella ‘Under A Raging Moon‘ from Maxine Bringenberg of World Castle Publishing for me to review.
8/5/19: Recieved contract from Darkhouse Books for my short story ‘But Who Are You’ which is to be included in their anthology ‘Fearington Road’.
8/1/19: My horror short story But Who Are You was accepted for publication by Dark House Books for inclusion in their anthology ‘Fearington Road’.
7/31/19: Completed the chapter outline in google docs for Shadytown.
7/27/19: Returned revised edit of ‘Under A Raging Moon‘.
7/26/19: Received revision of my novella ‘Under A Raging Moon’ from Maxine Bringenberg of World Castle Publishing for me to review.
7/26/19: Completed novel plot line sheet in google docs for Shadytown.
7/25/19: Wrote up a pitch & hook for my MG novel ‘Shadytown‘ being published by INtense Publications.
7/25/19: Signed contract with Corona Books for publication of my short story ‘Ligeia’ in their anthology The Corona Book of Ghost Stories.
7/23/19: Corona Books emailed their edited version of ‘Ligeia‘ for me to review. Reviewed it and sent it back.
7/16/19: Completed my rewrite of ‘From The North Shore: 5 Novellas‘ and resubmitted it to RV 4 Publishing.
7/1/19: My short story ‘Ligeia’ has been accepted for publication by Corona Books to be included in their anthology ‘The Corona Book of Ghost Stories’.
6/28/19: Request to read ‘From The North Rim: 5 Novellas’ by Shane Lindemoan of Mobius Books. Informed him I was in the middle of a rewrite & he is willing to wait until I finish it before submitting.
6/15/19: Signed contract to have my horror short story ‘MP 3-D’ published in Breaking Bizarro anthology published by Deaths Head Press.
6/13/19: Signed contract for my MG novel ‘Shadytown’ with INtense Publishers.
6/10/19: Rachel Peck of 4 RV Publishing sent back ‘From The North Rim: 5 Novellas’ with suggestions for editing and an invitation for me to resubmit it upon rewriting. I began rewriting.
5/24/19: Received a hard copy of ‘Trigger Warning – Body Horror’, which has my short story ‘Tardigrades’ included.
4/26/19: My manuscript From The North Rim – 5 Novellas was requested by a publisher in Scotland.
4/24/19: The anthology ‘Trigger Warning – Body Horror’ published by Madness Heart Press with my short story ‘Tardigrades’ has just been released.
4/9/19: Terry Wright of TWB Press publishing requested the full manuscript for my novel ‘Souls of Nod’.
3/22/19: Received contract from Madness Heart Press for publication of my short story ‘Tardigrades’ in their Body Horror anthology.
3/4/19: Signed contract with World Castle Publishing to publish my novella ‘Under A Raging Moon’.
3/2/19: Notices of two publications in one day!! My horror short story ‘Tardigrades’ was accepted by Madness Heart to be included in their upcoming anthology ‘Trigger Warning: Body Horror’. Also, my horror novella ‘Under A Raging Moon’ has been accepted for publication by World Castle Publishing.
2/16/19: Began posting my new trip on American Locations. This trip is from New River Wilderness Area, West Virginia, to Stinking Creek, Tennessee, by way of Long Key, Florida.
1/14/19: Phoenix Manifest Publishing just requested to read my novel ‘Souls of Nod’.
11/2/18: My short story ‘Border Incident’ was published online by Constellate Literary Journal.
10/29/08: Got my first nibble on ‘Souls of Nod’. A publisher requested more information. Fingers crossed.
10/24/18: My interview with Sandy Little, organizer of Midpointe West Chester Library’s Indie Author Fair 2018 is posted. Scroll down.
10/3/18: Received my print copy in the mail of the October issue of Art Post Magazine with my short story A Sense of Fear in it.
10/2/18: Just learned I will be interviewed by MidPointe West Chester Library as part of their Local Authors series.
9/29/18: Attended MidPointe West Chester Library’s Read Local Fair today. Sold 1 book and passed out a lot of bookmarks (with my web site address) and displayed photos from my travel blog. Also, got to talk with many other local writers.
9/28/18: Artpost Magazine published my horror short story A Sense of Fear.
9/25/19: Just got an email from Constellate Magazine informing me they intend to publish my short story Border Incident and will be sending me a contract.
9/12/18: Received $113 payment from Art Post Magazine for the upcoming publication of my short story A Sense of Fear. This is the largest payment I have received to date.
9/6/18: Registered for ReadLOCAL Indie Author Fair, to take place at MidPointe Library West Chester on Saturday, September 29th, from 10 am to noon. I get a table with 2 chairs & no electricity.
9/1/18: Entered my novella Big Hole in the Ohio Writers’ Association Novella Contest.
8/31/18: Just signed a contract with ARTPOST Magazine for them to publish my short story A Sense of Fear in their year-end anthology.
8/14/18: Just received a contract from Copypasta Publishing for my novella Under A Raging Moon. It is slated to be published this October.
8/8/18: The 4th and final installment of Dummy’s Dummies has been published at Terror House Magazine.
8/1/18: Part 3 of Dummy’s Dummies has been published online at Terror House Magazine.
7/25/18: Part 2 of Dummy’s Dummies has been published online at Terror House Magazine.
7/18/18: The first installment of my novella Dummy’s Dummies has been published online at Terror House Magazine.
7/13/18: Copypasta Publishing has put up a web site to publicize their publication of my horror novella Under A Raging Moon. https://www.caesarnapleswiki.org/authors/sherer
7/13/18: Terror House Magazine contacted me to let me know they would begin serializing my dark comedy novella Dummy’s Dummies on July 18 and that they would continue with weekly posts in five installments. They still want to include it in their first print publication.
7/12/18: Copypasta Publishing contacted me to let me know they are proceeding with publishing my horror novella Under A Raging Moon.
7/10/18: Finished writing my MG novel Shadytown.
7/9/18: Entered my short story Symmetry Breaking of Escaping Ants in the Cincinnati Writers Project contest. Deadline is 7/15/18.
7/4/18: My horror novella Under A Raging Moon was accepted for publication by Copypasta Publishing.
7/1/18: My flash fiction Icebreaker was just published online at Rejected Manuscripts.
6/29/18: My novella Midnight Feedings was published by Bards and Sages Publishing as part of their Society of Misfit Stories series. It is available for purchase at Smashwords.
6/19/18: My flash fiction Bonding is published online at Dual Coast Magazine.
6/14/18: Terror House Magazine wants to serialize my novella Dummy’s Dummies on their web site, and later to be in the inaugural edition of their paper magazine.
3/23/18: A publisher after reading the first and third chapters of my MG novel Shadytown has requested to see the entire novel once I am finished with it.
3/22/18: My horror novella Under A Raging Moon has advanced to the second level of consideration by World Castle Publishing.
3/16/18: My flash fiction Bonding has been accepted for publication by Dual Coast Magazine.
3/8/18: Intense Publications liked “The Large Yellow Boxes of Shadytown” and wants to see more. I will submit “The Pumpkin Patch of Shadytown” today.
3/2/18: A publisher at Horror Zine is interested in my short story Ligeia and wants me to do a rewrite and resubmit. Will get to work on it right away.
2/23/18: My short story, Beauty and Death at 70 MPH, which originally appeared in 2016 in the ‘Ghosts Revenge/Ugly Babies 3’ anthologies published by James Ward Kirk Fiction, is to be produced as a podcast by Midnight Hour. A contract, along with a date and time of the podcast, is to be sent to me within a week.
12/22/17: My novella Midnight Feedings has been scheduled by Bards and Sages to be published and made available on Amazon June 29th, 2018, as part of their Society of Misfit Stories series.
12/21/17: My short story To Drink a B-E Condensate was published online at Literary Heist.
12/8/17: My hardback copy of The Society of Misfit Stories Vol. 1 published by Bards and Sages which includes my novella No Way At All arrived in the mail.
12/7/17: My printed copy of Double Feature Magazine Issue 1 which includes my short story Deep Fade arrived in the mail. Always great to see a story in print on paper.
12/5/17: My short story To Drink A B-E Condensate has been accepted for publication by Literary Heist magazine, to be published on December 21, 2017.
12/4/17: I received payment from Bards and Sages for my novella Midnight Feedings, which is to be published online in their ‘Society of Misfit Stories’ anthology.
11/25/17: I received my print copy of ‘The Renegades of Prose’ anthology, which includes my short story A Definition of Evil. Always good to see one of my stories on paper.
11/20/17: The Society of Misfit Stories Vol. 1, which includes my novella No Way At All, has been released in digital format by Bards and Sages Publishing. The print version will be available soon.
11/5/17: Signed a contract for my novella Midnight Feedings to be published by Bards and Sages as part of their Society of Misfit Stories series.
10/16/17: Just received the galley proof of what will be Bards & Sages Society of Misfit Stories Vol. 1, in which my previously-digitally published novella No Way At All will be included, to be reviewed for mistakes & to include an updated bio. The hard cover volume is to be published hopefully by the end of the year!
10/9/17: My short story Womb has been published by Purple Prose!
10/08/17: My novella Midnight Feedings has been critiqued and returned to me for rewriting and possible publication by Bards and Sages Society of Misfit Stories, which previously published my novella “No Way At All”.
9/27/17: My science fiction short story Womb has been accepted by Purple Prose for publication & might be broadcast as an audio podcast.
9/17/17: Just learned my short story A Definition of Evil, which is a Halloween story for adults, was published in FTB Presents: The Renegades of Prose.
7/10/17: Finished my sci-fi short story Womb and submitted it for publication.
5/18/17: Had one pitch liked on PitDark. Submitted query, synopsis & first chapter.
5/18/17: Pitching my new paranormal thriller novel Souls of Nod on PitDark.
5/17/17: Completed horror novella Midnight Feedings.
4/27/17: Entered my novel ‘A Cold Dish‘ in the International Book Awards contest.
2/5/17: Just received notice that payments from Centum Press for The Underhouse is going out via Pay Pal. Yeah!
1/18/17: I just signed a contract for my novella, No Way At All, which was published in digital format on Amazon by Barbs and Sages and included in their series ‘Society of Misfit Stories’, to be published in paperback format, to be released in the summer or fall of 2017.
1/16/17: The reprint of my short story, Death Pitch, included in an anthology titled “Exhibits: an Anthology by 67 Press”, is now available at Amazon in paperback:
This is the first story of mine to be reprinted.
11/11/16: Alan Wright of Old 67 released an excerpt of my story Death Pitch that is to be included in the published anthology “Exhibits”.
11/7/16: My novel A Cold Dish was reviewed by U.S. Review of Books.
10/30/16: I just posted my mystery/suspense novella Clans to Wattpad.
10/14/16: I just received my copy of “One Hundred Voices – volume 1”, an anthology published by Centum Press that includes my short story The Underhouse. It can be found here:
10/03/16: Received contract from FTB Press for publication of my short story A Definition of Evil, to be included in their anthology ‘The Renegades of Prose’.
10/02/16: Received contract from ‘U.S. Review of Books’ for their posted review of my book A Cold Dish. Will submit the book shortly.
9/30/16: Mechanical Mayhem Press paid me $25 for my short story Deep Fade, which is to be published in Double Feature Magazine.
9/29/16: James Ward Kirk paid me $4.80 in royalties for sales of A Cold Dish.
9/28/16: Bards and Sages paid me $25 for my novella No Way At All.
9/27/16: Posted my book for sale on Darek Haines’ site ‘Whizbuzz’:
9/23/16: My novella No Way At All was published by Bards and Sages as part of their ‘Society of Misfit Stories’ series. It is available in digital format at Amazon:
9/22/16: Signed a contract with Double Feature Magazine to publish my short story Deep Fade in their first issue.
9/6/16: Opened an account with Channillo – http://channillo.com – to serialize my science fiction novel Uncertain Cat. I posted the first chapter, and will post a new chapter every week. It is listed in the science fiction category. Also, you can click on’series list’ at the bottom of any page, and the stories there are listed in alphabetical order.
9/6/16: Signed a contract with Alan Wright of 67 Creative Productions to reprint my short story Death Pitch in their ‘Exhibits’ anthology.
9/3/16: My copy of New Zenith Magazine has arrived!
8/29/16: My short story The World Ended Last Night and Nobody Told Me has been published by New Zenith Magazine Issue 1 Summer 2016. It is available at their website:
7/20/16: Just learned ‘Ghosts’ Redemption’ anthology, which includes my short story Beauty and Death at 70 MPH, was published in connection with the ‘Ugly Babies 3/ Ghosts Redemption’ anthology on June 9. By James Ward Kirk Fiction. I’ve been so involved with ‘A Cold Dish’ I totally lost track of that. Two anthologies in one volume. It is available at Amazon:
7/17/16: Signed a contract for my short story The World Ended Last Night and Nobody Told Me with New Zenith Magazine.
7/6/16: The publication dates for the ‘Society of Misfit Stories’
stories has just been posted. The first one will be published on August 5. My novella No Way At All will be published on September 23.
7/4/16: My short story The World Ended Last Night and Nobody Told Me was accepted for publication by New Zenith Magazine.
6/27/16: Signed a contract for my novella No Way At All to be published in the next “Bards and Sages” quarterly – The Society of Misfit Stories.
6/23/16: James Ward Kirk has published my novel A Cold Dish in paperback and digital format. It is available at Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Cold-Dish-Mike-Sherer/dp/0692744371/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1466724098&sr=8-2&keywords=A+cold+dish+mike+sherer
5/4/16: My short story Death Pitch was published in the online Spring 2016 issue of York Literary Review:
4/25/16: My short story Death Pitch was accepted for publication by York Literary Review. It will be included in their first anthology
4/19/16: My short story The Underhouse was accepted for publication by Centum Press. It will be included in an anthology.
3/25/16: As promised, Things Don’t Always Go Bump In The Night appears online at The Flash Fiction Press site.
3/19/16: My novel ‘A Cold Dish’ was acquired by James Ward Kirk Fiction (http://www.jwkfiction.com) for digital publication and distribution, with paperback and hardback editions possible at a later date.
2/22/16: My flash fiction Things Don’t Always Go Bump In The Night was acquired by Les Weil of The Flash Fiction Press. The story will be published online at http://www.theflashfictionpress.org on March 25th.
2/22/16: My short story Beauty and Death at 70 MPH was acquired by James Ward Kirk of James Ward Kirk Fiction (http://www.jwkfiction.com). It is to be included in his upcoming anthology ‘Ghosts Redemption’, which will be published as a Quality Trade paperback book and also in electronic format available through Kindle, Smashwords, and other digital venues.