Michael O’Keefe is a retired 1st Grade Detective from the NYPD. He worked in the toughest neighborhoods in New York for twenty-four-years, investigating Homicides and other violent crime. He was born and raised on the mean streets described in his fiction. His characters and settings are drawn from the people he encountered there—on both sides of the law. Shot to Pieces is his first novel, published last July. The book was adopted into the curriculum by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Saint John’s University Criminal Justice Department. Shot to Pieces is now recommended reading for all criminal justice majors at both colleges. He is presently near completion on two follow-up novels. Michael lives on Long Island with his family, where he writes a little, and practices the ancient martial arts of lawn and swimming pool maintenance—when he is not coaching football.
Michael O’Keefe has had two short stories, Tic, Tic, Boom! and The Mandela Effect, published in Pulpmetalmagazine.com. The short story The Cigar, appeared in Near to the Knuckle magazine in early August, in addition to the story Hatchet, which also appeared in Near to the Knuckle in December. The short story Moments, originally written in 1984, was published in The Raven’s Perch Magazine, in December as well. His story Hatchet was also featured in Manslaughter Review this Summer. His short story The Joke’s on You was awarded first place in the 2017 Princess Ronkonkoma prose competition.
Michael is an award winning poet with numerous published poems. Visit his website for more information: www.michaelokeefeauthor.com
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