Mike's 20th novel, A SINISTER SPLENDOR, is now available. This sweeping historical saga chronicles the Mexican-American War of the 1840s through the fictionalized viewpoints of men and women who witnessed the conflict. The author uses real people as his point-of-view characters. Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant, President James K. Polk, President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and many others reveal the glories and the horrors of the war.
Mike Blakely has authored 20 books, and he is currently at work on the sequel to A Sinister Splendor. He specializes in historical fiction and won a Spur Award for Best Western Novel of the Year from Western Writers of America for Summer of Pearls. You can purchase his books through most mainstream retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Many of his titles are available as e-books. It is also possible to find his titles via used book sites such as Thriftbooks.