Mike Reuther is the author of "Nothing Down" as well as the mystery, "Return to Dead City" and "Write the Darn Book", a self help guide for aspiring authors.
Mike became a writer because he was first a reader. Books such as "Catcher in the Rye" and the works of John Steinbeck, James T. Farrell and Thomas Wolfe were big early influences. He has been writing his entire adult life. With his goal long set on becoming a published novelist, he endured the usual setbacks that writers face - rejection after rejection. He saw a vast window of opportunity with ebooks and print on demand and opted to go that route several years ago.
He writes a blog that he uses to help aspiring authors realize their own dreams of writing books.
He is a veteran newspaper reporter with many years covering politics, business, police, health care and other issues. His work has appeared in the "Philadelphia Inquirer", "Buffalo News", "Pittsburgh Tribune Review", and other publications. Over the years he has worked as a freelance writer, salesman, security guard, and U.S. Census worker. He is a graduate of Bloomsburg University and holds a master’s degree in Journalism from Penn State University.
When he leans left politically, he is not a liberal. He voted for Obama is a bit disappointed in the the president's administration.
He likes the outdoors and spends as much time as he can fishing. An avid baseball fan, he continues to play the game in an older men's league, although at fifty-five he realizes his best playing days are in the rear view mirror.
He makes his home in central Pennsylvania with his wife and children.
Books by Mike Reuther
Cozzy Crager, the world-weary protagonist of “Return to Dead City.”, is out to solve a mystery in this noir mystery set in a tough Pennsylvania city where the drug dealers and bad guys seem to out-number the hard-working people. Battling booze and his worst nightmares of years spent on the Albuquerque police force, he’s back in this decaying, crime-ridden town for the first time since he was a young man.
Homer Newbody lived to play baseball. A nobody from nowhere given little chance to ever play Major League Baseball, he was taught not only how to pitch, but to respect the game, by a uncle who dies before ever seeing Homer play professionally. When he gets his chance to pitch for the New York Yankees after long years in the minors, Homer seems to have everything he wants.
Many people dream of writing a book, but few ever getting around to doing it. Why? Mike Reuther, author of "Write the Darn Book", believes too many aspiring writers set themselves up for failure by believing it's difficult. It doesn't have to be. The key is writing from one's heart to allow for the free flow of words to come pouring out. In no time at all - a matter of weeks - a writer can have a manuscript ready to be edited and eventually published.
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