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Addison Michael writes riveting, character-driven stories heavy in suspense with a focus on the intriguing motivations that make a person a murderer.

Addison grew up in a home where rules were not meant to be broken. As such, she was the "goodest" of the “goody two shoes” around. At 16, she survived a deadly head-on car collision. With a twinge of survivor's guilt, she developed a morbid fascination with who lives and who dies.

Being the oldest of six siblings forced Addison to lead by example. Her golden reputation solidified well into her thirties. But every good girl needs to have an outlet. Behind every smile and sweet comment, there is a dark side waiting to emerge. Addison Michael found the outlet for her dark side writing thrillers. She has an uncanny ability to step outside herself and create believable characters who navigate unbelievable circumstances involving murder, mystery, secrets, and suspense.



Dawn occurs just after the darkest part of night, that eerie time between midnight and morning when most are sleeping. What comes before dawn?

Paige Deffer’s mother has been murdered. Her boyfriend isn’t who she thought he was. The more secrets, lies, and murders that are revealed, the more Paige’s world unravels around her. Paige must delve into her hidden psyche to discover who she really is before she becomes the next target.

Paige begins to question everything she thought she knew about her life. When people from her mother’s past start showing up, Paige doesn’t know who she can trust. Is one of them her mother’s murderer? Paige must unveil the secrets of her mother’s past – and her own – before the truth of her death will dawn. 
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20 Books Vegas 2021 Book Signing

Wow, Vegas is a trip. I had never been. While it's true I spent most of my days learning how to be a better writer and how to market my books to increase fans, I got to wander outside during the nights. Fremont street, the Las Vegas Strip, and the Stratosphere Observation Deck were "over the top." We (me and the hubs) enjoyed ourselves and will see you next year in Vegas for 20 Books to 50K 2022!
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Fall Festival Book Signing

I had so much fun at the Schofield & Gray Fall Festival this past weekend.

Thank you so much to the community for embracing one of your own local authors.

I met some amazing people in my own backyard. I loved hearing your stories about what you read and why. To the fourteen-year-old, keep writing. Your dream will come true some day!

I sold out of books and had to leave an hour early! Thanks for the warm welcome!
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Killer Thriller Writer's Conference

Had an amazing time at Killer Thriller Writer's Conference! I was honored to be on a panel called "Moving the Story Forward through Dialogue." Then we had the Book Signing. I met multiple talented authors including JT Ellison, Georgina Cross, Angela Crook, Linda Sands, LT Whitaker, and Jacob Moon. I learned a lot such as "Fast is slow and slow is fast," said LT Whitaker.

Can't wait for next year!
Ky3 interview

KY3 Interview

Thank you to KY3 TV for this interview and dramatic look into my path to becoming a writer. I have to hand it to KY3, this is a lot of TV magic and dramatization of my story. But what fun! I never knew my life could be so interesting. Thank you to Melanie Steen and the crew for asking me some hard questions and bringing my story to life!
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Sleuth Ink Book Signing

Had a great time with the Sleuth Ink Book Signing. We invited the community to come out and it was a lot of fun to meet people who love to read and support local authors. Looking forward to the next one!
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Ozarks Live Interview

I was so excited to meet our local celebrity, Joy Robertson. Ozark's Live invited me on to talk about "What Comes Before Dawn." It was so fun and she did a great job making me feel welcome and comfortable on set. Let me know what you guys think! Ozarks Live TV Interview
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Book Signing Release Party

The book release party for "What Comes Before Dawn" was a success! I was so excited to see so many of my supporters come out for the event. Stayed tuned for book signings or bookstore sightings coming soon!
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Pages & Pie Popup Event

I was so excited to be out in public again! We had so much fun at the Pages & Pie Pop Up at Pythian Castle. We went on a ghost tour afterwards.

Hope to catch you at the next Pages & Pie Pop Up. Stay tuned, you never know where it will pop up next.


Every dysfunctional adult has deep-seated issues that stem from their past. Paige Deffer is no different. Now you can read the story that started it all.
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