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Mike Torreano


Mike Torreano has a military background and is a student of American history and the Old West.

His debut western mystery, The Reckoning, set in South Park, Colorado, in 1868, was released September 2016 by The Wild Rose Press. The Reckoninghas garnered 4.8 stars out of 5 on 68 Amazon reviews. His sequel, The Renewal, was released earlier this year and has 4.9 stars out of 5 on 24 Amazon reviews. His coming-of-age novel, Fireflies At Dusk, set during the Civil War, is being considered by another publisher now. His short story, The Trade, set during the Yukon Gold Rush, was his first published work in 2014.

Mike’s written for magazines and newspapers. An experienced editor, he’s taught University-level English and Journalism. He’s a member of the Historical Novel Society, Pikes Peak Writers, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Western Writers of America and several other western writing groups. He brings his readers back in time with him as he recreates life in late 19thcentury America. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Anne.

Mike's MR Links
MR Publishers
The Wild Rose Press
Current Releases
​Ike McAlister returns home to Kansas after the Civil War, his soul bruised and empty. Worse, his parents have been killed by Quantrill’s raiders who are still on the loose. No stranger to death and destruction, he vows to run the killer...
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