MICHAEL SCOTT CLIFTON

Modern Fantasy    ​Paranormal Suspense

Journey into realms of magic and mystery

CURRENT RELEASES

The Janus Witch

UPCOMING RELEASES

A beautiful witch with a violent past, forms an unlikely love affair with a compassionate young doctor...until she fears she may end up killing him.

Tressalayne is a member of a murderous witches' coven. An attack by witch hunters forces the coven to escape through a hastily constructed portal of magic. Ripped from her medieval world, the portal hurls Tressalayne and the coven's leader, Morganna, into present day East Texas. Critically injured in the passage, Tressalayne awakes in a hospital with no memory of her previous life.

Lucas Beckett finds himself in charge of the mysterious patient's recuperation, and soon develops more than just a medical interest in her recovery. However, their blossoming relationship is marred by Tressalayne's nightmarish flashbacks and uncontrolled manifestations of magic.

The Conquest of the Veil

Coming March 2019

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Can their life together survive this collision of past and present? As Tressalayne's struggles continue, other threats emerge to loom over the young couple, and the stage is set for a final confrontation.

Murderous intent, or love and devotion? Only one can survive and The Janus Witch must decide.

JULY 2018

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The Treasure Hunt Club

NEWS

​​​​"What is the Lost Treasure which you seek?"

Nick Hollister's luck usually ran only one way
bad. At thirty-two, his life was a disappointment, nothing but a series of dead-end jobs, poor decisions, and broken relationships. One especially bad day, Nick manages to lose his job, his girlfriend, and even gets beaten up. While on a road trip to get away from it all, he discovers a book hidden within the frame of a cheap painting he bought from Hank Harper, the dwarf-sized and eccentric owner of an unusual antique shop.

​This mystical book, The Book of Lost Treasures,
Mike's short story, EDGES OF GRAY, won 1st place in the 2018 Short Stories by Texas Authors Contest, Historical Fiction Category. This is an annual contest to find the best Texas Authors while raising money for literacy programs.

















THE JANUS WITCH won the July 2018 Readers' Choice Award for Cover of the Month. It is featured on We Love Indie Books. Check it out!

THE TREASURE HUNT CLUB was included in Caleb and Linda Pirtle's list of "Five of the 100 Indie Books You Should Read Before You Die."


proves to be able to find the location of anything lost. Nick quickly realizes the book's potential, and with a group of friends, forms The Treasure Hunt Club. He meets and falls in love with Abby Summers,and together with his friends, they engage in a cross-country trek to recover lost rare and valuable items. In a short period of time, Nick, Abby, and the rest of the Club members are wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. Good times and easy living stretch as far as the eye can see.

And that's when their troubles begin…​​


5 Fun Facts You Probably Don't Know About Mike

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  • Fun fact 1As an 11-year-old, Michael was in a Baskin-Robbins commercial holding an ice cream cone with all 31 flavors!
  • Fun fact 2 – Michael served all 38 years in public education at the same school, Chapel Hill ISD, Mt. Pleasant, TX. He served as the district’s first Athletic Director, their first Assistant principal, and served as the district’s first ever Jr. High Principal.
  • Fun fact 3 – Michael was one of the orphan boys in the Albuquerque Little Theater production of Oliver! He grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and graduated from Eldorado High School.
  • Fun fact 4 – Michael’s car, a 1966 Volkswagen Squareback, broke down three times on his honeymoon, including once in the tiny Mississippi town of D’Lo. Michael and his wife finished their honeymoon with only a quarter—to be used to call for help should the VW break down again. 
  • Fun Fact 5 - NBA Hall of Famer, Shaquille O’Neal, stood next to Michael at an Austin buffet. Seventeen years old and over seven-foot-tall at the time, Shaquille was there with his San Antonio Cole team who won the Boys State Basketball Tournament that year.