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Michael Sirois on Research, May 20

Michael Sirois, author of the novel The Jagged Man, suspended his fiction work a few years ago in order to write a non-fiction book about his brother Steve, who, Michael has informed me, is currently serving a 35-year sentence in a Texas prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Michael realized that with no DNA or other forensic evidence, and no reliable eyewitness accounts, Steve would never get a new trial without somehow bringing this injustice to light publicly -- and that meant research, and lots of it. One of the first discoveries Michael made was that researching for fiction and non-fiction are two very different, yet oddly similar endeavors.

On May 20th, 7:00 pm, Michael will discuss his own research journey and then open the discussion. This is one you writers will not want to miss.

You can find out more about Michael at his website,, and read a blurb about his current project at

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