Man & Beast is Launched!

30 November 2016 by , No Comments

It’s hard to believe it’s been twelve years since I last released a novel, but them’s the facts! Regardless, Man & Beast is officially out in the world and so far it’s going pretty darn well. The Novel Approach reviewed it and said, “Author Michael Jensen has melded factual research with fiction to create an […]

It’s Raining Books! Halleleujah!

24 November 2016 by , No Comments

So by  now you’re probably bloated with turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and pie, and maybe you’re thinking that tomorrow you should get out and do some of that Black Friday Christmas shopping, right? HELL, NO! That sounds awful! Literally, hell on earth! Personally, I think you should stay right there surfing on your couch and head […]

Why Historical Gay Fiction?

11 November 2016 by , No Comments

Did you know a gay man helped George Washington win the American Revolution? (His Name was Baron von Steuben and was German!) Did you know that President James Buchanan was almost certainly gay? How about Leonardo da Vinci, Richard the Lionhearted, or Eleanor Roosevelt? The answer is almost certainly “no.” That is why I write […]

Hold on! Johnny Appleseed Was Gay?

11 November 2016 by , No Comments

Sharp-eyed readers of Man & Beast might recognize that the book’s hero, John Chapman, is based on an actual historical figure that we rather condescending refer to today as Johnny Appleseed. While I can’t prove John Chapman was gay, no one can prove he wasn’t either. And I think my reading of the few facts […]

Why Did You Update, Rename, and Re-release Your Books?

10 November 2016 by , No Comments

Whoa, there is a lot in that question, so let’s unpack it, shall we? I re-released Man & Beast (formerly Frontiers) and Man & Monster (formerly Firelands) for several reasons. First, because I got the rights back to them and there had never been an ebook version of either. And even though it’s been a […]

Why Indigenous People’s Day Instead of Columbus Day?

11 October 2016 by , 1 Comment

In most of the United States, Monday was Columbus Day, celebrating the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the new world. But in Seattle (where I live) and in a growing number of places around the U.S., Columbus Day is being replaced with Indigenous People’s Day. It’s about fricking time. Why, you might ask? After all, […]

Man & Beast: Chapter One — A Sexy, Gay Twist on American History

5 October 2016 by , No Comments

It’s still a little while until Man & Beast comes out, but you don’t have to wait that long to read the exciting first chapter! Just follow this link and you can get a sneak preview of the adventures of John Chapman and what happens  when he stumbles upon a cabin deep in the American […]

No More Ugly Villains!

20 September 2016 by , No Comments

What’s the first thing you think when an albino character appears in a movie? I bet it’s “Ew, what a creep! He’s got to be a villain!” And you’d usually be right. From Harry Potter’s Voldemort to the killer twins in The Matrix to The DaVinci Code’s psycho killer, albinism has been used as a […]

I Think I’m Seeing Demons But I’m Not Going to Say Anything

20 September 2014 by , No Comments

One of my biggest pet peeves about horror novels (and by extension, horror movies) is when characters act in absolutely preposterous ways that make me want to scream at the book/movie. I think characters usually act this way because the author A) wants to stretch out the story or B) uses it as a cheap […]