Michael Fedo

New Book Info on Amazon

The cover and cover blurbs for "Don't Quit Your Day Job: The Adventures of a Midlist Author" are posted on Amazon now. The book's release date is Sept. 4, 2018.


An update after a lengthy hiatus from this site. The "Trial By Mob" radio play has been broadcast on KVSC FM, the public station at St. Cloud State University. I can be accessed on the station website, and I've been told it is available for broadcast by other university/​public radio stations.

Also, the book, "The Lynchings in Duluth," has a new edition with several upgrades, including a new preface. Aliases have also been eliminated from this edition and the press has added a supplemental reading list regarding the Duluth incident and other books dealing with race issues and violence. The Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Committee in Duluth, MN, continues the annual commemoration of the event on June 15, the anniversary of the hangings. The committee has a website that will be announcing the program for this year's memorial.

On quite a different note, I will be the speaker for this year's Northeast Minnesota Book Awards on May 27 at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. I'll post more on this later, and expect to also post the speech titled "Adventures of a Mid-list Author."

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New book published on Sept. 4

August 29, 2018

Tags: Readings and signings scheduled

Events have been scheduled in advance of the September 4 publication date of my new book, Donít Quit Your Day Job: The Adventures of a Midlist Author. The official release of the book will take place on Sept. 16 in Duluth, Minnesota at the Bookstore at Fitgers, downtown. From 2 PM until 3:30 Iíll conduct a workshop on writing op-ed essays, and from 4 to 6 will be signing books. On September 20, from 7 to 8 PM Iím signing at Eat My Words books at 1228 2nd St. NE, in Minneapolis. Then Iíll be at Magers and Quinn on Oct. 3 at 7 PM for a signing. The store is in the uptown neighborhood in Minneapolis: the address is 3038 Hennepin Avenue. And the next night, at 7 PM Iíll be signing at Subtext Books in St. Paul, at 6 W. 5th St. Iíd love to see you at one (or more) of these events. Iíll be posting more once dates are settled.

Selected Works

Fiction
"This slender volume is an exercise in humor writing of a kind one rarely finds these days." Omaha World-Herald. From the beginning the book is chock full of laughs and chuckles, which I attribute to Fedo's gifted creativity in his use of words and word pictures." Star Astrologer Books 5 Stars "This book is non-stop laughs!" Huntress Reviews "(Fedo) has written a madcap honey." Dave Wood, syndicated book columnist "(Fedo) has a sharp eye for humor and parody. . . . He gives us a number of comical debacles, amnd some wonderfjul Dickensian caricature." Whistling Shade
Memoir
"A memoir, with a smattering of local history, Fedoís collection will engage any reader with his fond and frank reminiscences of family life combined with vivid recollections of his native Duluth as it once was and, in many ways, still is. Thoroughly enjoyable." -- Jim Heffernan, author of Cooler Near the Lake: Fifty-two Favorites from Thirty-four Years of Deadlines
by Henry Wood, as told to Michael Fedo
A glimpse into a forgotten era of popular entertainment.
Nonfiction
The story of the June 15, 1920 lynching of three black men in Duluth, Minnesota.

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