Michael West

Michael West a member of the Horror Writers Association and serves as President of its local chapter, Indiana Horror Writers. A graduate of Indiana University, West earned a degree in Telecommunications and Film Theory, and since that time, he has written a multitude of short stories, articles, and reviews for various on-line and print publications.


He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their bird, Rodan, and turtle, Gamera. His children are convinced that spirits move through the woods near their home.


For further information, please visit Michael's site at www.bymichaelwest.com



Harmony, Indiana is a town that will strike fear in the hearts of horror readers everywhere...

Cinema of Shadows

Now Available!

Limited Edition Hardcover and Special Trade Paperback packages now available!  Click here to go to the online store!

Excerpt available at: http://www.bymichaelwest.com/cinema-of-shadows-a-preview-of-coming-attractions

Cinema of Shadows: A Synopsis

Welcome to the Woodfield Movie Palace. 


The night the Titanic sank, it opened for business...and its builder died in his chair.   In the 1950s, there was a  fire; a balcony full of people burned to death.  And years later, when it became the scene of one of Harmony, Indiana's most notorious murders, it closed for good.  Abandoned, sealed, locked up tight...until now.


Tonight, Professor Geoffrey Burke and his Parapsychology students have come to the Woodfield in search of evidence, hoping to find irrefutable proof of a haunting.  Instead, they will discover that, in this theater, the terrors are not confined to the screen.  


Formats in which Cinema of Shadows is  available:


Limited edition hardcover, trade paperback and eBook editions covering users of the Kindle, Nook, iPad, Sony eReader, and other compatible devices.

Upcoming Harmony Novels:

Spook House

coming in summer 2012

Untitled third release

coming in summer 2013


View the video trailer produced by DarkRider Studios:






The Legacy of the Gods Series (Urban Fantasy)


Poseidon's Children, Book One of the Legacy of the Gods series....


Now Available for pre-order in limited edtion hardcover and softcover versions, bundled with the eBook edition and collectible extras.  Click here to see the packages today!



Synopsis of Poseidon's Children:


Man no longer worships the old gods; forgotten and forsaken, they have become nothing more than myth and legend. But all that is about to change. After the ruins of a vast, ancient civilization are discovered on the ocean floor, Coast Guard officers find a series of derelict ships drifting in the current--high-priced yachts and leaking fishing boats, all ransacked, splattered in blood, their crews missing and presumed dead.

And that's just the beginning.

Vacationing artist Larry Neuhaus has just witnessed a gruesome shark attack, a young couple torn apart right before his eyes ... at least, he thinks it was a shark. And when one of these victims turns out to be the only son of Roger Hays, the most powerful man in the country, things go from bad to worse. Now, to stop the carnage,Larry and his new-found friends must work together to unravel a mystery as old as time, and face an enemy as dark as the ocean depths.





Cinema of Shadows Reviews:


The Independent Review:



Shroud Magazine Review:



Infernal Dreams Review:



Bee's Knees Review:



RJ Sullivan Review:



Watch Play Read Review:



The SciFi Guys Book Review:




Porkhead's Horror Review Hole Review:



Cyberbookworm Review:



Book Den Review: 



Jess Resides Here Review:



Horror-Web Review:



Pretty Sinister Books Review:




Hellnotes Review:





Poseidon's Children Reviews:

The Independent Review







Press (reviews are located lower on right side of this page):

July 19, 2011

Great interview focusing on Cinema of Shadows on the RJ Sullivan Blog.