MY WORK - PLUS

To date I have written a bunch of short stories, at least one novelette, and am working several novels including a collaboration. I began to seriously try to figure out this writing stuff a number of years ago. I'm still working on it. I expect to still be working on it when I keel over from overwork... or something. Below are the successes I've had so far. The list is short, but I hope to have to add a novel to it some time this year - or not.

Thanks for stopping by,
Michael E. "Missouri Mike" Picray

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Published Work

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USNI Proceedings April 2006 cover
"Operations Specialist 2nd Class Sherod Melvin stares through the rear sight of a 50-cal. machine gun while standing aft watch during a general quarters drill aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Kristopher Wilson. (Released)"

The US Naval Institute published a Commentary of mine called "Beware the Bean Counters" in the April, 2006 issue of their magazine, "Proceedings." I'm hoping to be able to do more work for them in the future as this is an excellent publication.

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My first published book, The Sun, (ISBN 1-59036- 089-3) is a hard cover non-fiction
science book now available from Weigl Press for younger elementary kids.

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My first commercially published short story, "Riggers," appeared July, 2003 in the 2003 Best Achievement in English (Other) Aurora Award winning anthology, SPACE INC. (ISBN - 0-7564- 0147-X) Edited by Julie E. Czerneda and published by DAW Books, the stories in this anthology look at the the kind of work and workers that may someday be found in near space, so make sure you keep your resumes up to date!

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WillyCon 2001 - A Space Oddity

My first published story
"A Matter Of Gravity"
won First Place in the Adult Short Story Contest.

(c) 
2001 Frank Wu
Cover art by Frank Wu
(Copyright (c) 2001 Frank Wu)

Me receiving award.

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RaCon 2K2

(Copyright 
(c) 2002 Jon Netherland)

My short story "Eating" appeared in the "Convention Survival Guide"

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"Mr. Tubby"

(Copyright (c) 2004 LBF Books)

My short story "Mr. Tubby" appeared in the October 2004 issue of the Writer's Post Journal, a publication of LBF Books.

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(c) 
2002 Kenn Brown

This is a picture by Kenn Brown, inspired by my story "Coefficient of Friction." I returned the favor later and wrote a short story inspired by one of his pictures and called it, "Hitting The Wall." Kenn is a fantastic artist, so if you like looking at cool art, check out his site by clicking on his name.

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