M Cid D’Angelo’s writings began when he was just a young’n – around 7 years or so – when he had a moment like the character in Field of Dreams with an urge to extend his playtime developed into writing about it. “If you write about it, it doesn’t go away.” While many of his friends devoted themselves to sports and games after school, young Mikey pursued reading the enormous book collection that someone had left behind in the attic. Thus, he began to write about many things, especially dog stories and Godzilla, until he completed his first novel-length manuscript at 15 after discovering a Royal Electric typewriter in his bedroom closet of the apartment his family had just moved into.
His first published work was an article for a treasure hunting hobby magazine and later, a historical article concerning 16th century Japanese Samurai in Military History Magazine. A US Navy veteran and a former archaeology student at the University of Tennessee, D’Angelo has been a radio announcer, a technical writer for Microsoft, and an Improv comedy performer in Las Vegas.
Since then, his short stories have appeared in diverse online and print literary magazines and journals such as Aiofe’s Kiss, Third Wednesday, Silk Road Review, Calliope, Midway Journal, decomP magazine, and many others. Dead Reckoning is his first published novel by J Ellington Ashton Press (2015).
“Reading Between the Lines: Researching Little Known
or Unknown Treasures” (Lost Treasure Magazine, November 2001)
“With the might of a shôgun, Oda Nobunaga rose from
obscurity to becoming one of Japan’s most formidable rulers” (Military History
“The Light” (Aoife’s Kiss, December 2006)(I)
“A Far Away Place” (CC&D, 2007)(I)
“Girl Sunday” (Eureka Literary Magazine, Fall
“Thumbs Up” (Midway Journal, Spring 2010)(I)
“Adagio in the Dark” (Lady Jane’s Miscellany, Summer
“A Far Away Place” (Urban Mozaik 2010)(II)
“Thumbs Up” (Third Wednesday, Summer 2010)(II)
“Don Quixote de Las Vegas” (Moronic Ox, December
“Chad and Willie Break a Leg” (The Legendary, Spring
“In the Garden” (decomP magazinE, Spring 2013)
“Girl Sunday” (Calliope, Fall 2013)(II)
“Band of Gold” (The Legendary, Spring 2014)
“The Road from Tahlequah” (Niche Literary Magazine,
“Girl in the Window” (Stepping Stones, 2014)
“The Light” (The Sirens Call Magazine, Summer
“Lonesome Road” (Silk Road Review, 2015)
Dead Reckoning (J Ellington Ashton Press,