Life’s never dull. Between writing novels and screenplays, I’m a single parent to my daughter.
As a retired Police Officer and Detective, the only career that is as interesting to me as police work, is being a writer. Both leave you with the feeling that no day is ever the same as the one before, and it’s a good feeling.

I have always had a strong appreciation for putting words to the page and find it extremely fulfilling. In the seventh grade my English teacher pulled me privately to the side in the hallway, and said to me, “You should really consider writing as a career.” At the time I couldn’t see it happening. Who became writers? My parents were not big on having their children follow any of the arts as career paths, so pursuing a dream such as writing, seemed outlandish at the time. Each year my teachers told me the same thing, and each time I ignored the dream, even though it was something that genuinely interested me.

As a kid, walking around with my face in a book was a daily routine. I usually read three or four a week and even wrote and assembled into book form, one of my own stories about a bird named ‘Babbly’ at about age ten.

Along with writing, I run a small publishing company. Sometime soon, we will have training videos available for free on that webpage. I want to teach first time writers how to do what I have learned to do and believe strongly that knowledge should be shared.

My eldest daughter and eldest son attend college. One of my sons currently serves in our military.

We own two very small dogs, about the size of a large hand. I have debated on whether things so small should be classified as dogs. Still, in their earnest attempts in trying to intimidate people with their deafening yapping (which my daughter calls barking), they have proven their loyalty to me. It is impossible not to love them and they are family.

I will always write and there will reasons for me to write even if I hadn’t made the wisest decision in my life, which was to pursue publishing.  I am happiest when sharing my thoughts with the page.




Blind Veil

Can a seemingly innocent boat ride forever change the life of a former U.S. Marine, turned New York City Cop?

Find out when the Officer meets an eccentric scientist who claims to hold secret knowledge that has been hidden from the rest of society.

Is this all truly happening, or is one of New York’s finest slowly losing his grip on reality? Unfortunately for him, neither conclusion between the two worlds is better than the other as the clarifying line between reality and impossibility slowly disintegrates, turning his world upside down.

He must dig thirty years into his past; deep beneath the veil and the mesh of murder, lies, and deceit to find answers.

Follow the trail of events that will forever shape his future… and maybe yours.



“I was captivated from beginning to end! It has a unique plot that is quite believable. It has well developed characters that you love to love, and love to hate! Plenty of twists and turns. It’s a fast moving read that kept me wanting more! I highly recommend it if you like crime fiction, science fiction or conspiratorial stories. Michael Lorde is a promising up and coming author- I can’t wait for the sequel… bring it on!!” –FranklyGrace (Amazon Review)


Blind Veil by Michael Lorde is really suspenseful. I literally could not put it down, and had to read it all the way through on a very cold Michigan fall night! I recommend Blind Veil to anyone who is into suspense, or psychological thrillers. I am a conspiracy nut, so the hints at conspiracies in this taut thriller really satisfied my hunger! I am very much looking forward to more from this new author!!! Blind Veil-FIVE STARS   -Markham Anderson

‘A remarkable story that carefully and diligently examines the human mind and its understanding of its own perceptions. Blind Veil takes an intimate look at a tried aspect of science fiction in a refreshing, personal, and convincing way’     – Kyle V. Hiller

‘I couldn’t put it down.  I’m ready for the second book.’   -D. M. Potter

‘What a unique and awesome plot.  It really grabbed my emotions.’   -Devon Smith

‘Exceptional.  I was mesmerized from the first page to the last.  I never wanted to put it down, even after Id read the last page.’  -Marion Moore 

‘It’s not so often that a book makes me lose sleep, I could not put this book Down! It gripped me right away. Sentence after sentence kept me reading with fervor to find out the next scene or situation. The action, mystery, suspense. truly made for a terrific reading experience! You may be certain that I will be keeping a watchful eye out for Michael Lorde’s next book..Definitely a “Must Read”!!’  -Journey (Amazon Review)

‘A fast moving, intriguing story.  A definite page turner.’  –Valerie Cleveland

‘Blind Veil is a unique and very different kind of crime fiction novel.  Its captivating; with sometimes crude details and seldom seen been there scenery depictions.  The books characters reflect the nuances and failures of everyday humanity.  Definitely enjoyable for any reader… can’t wait for a sequel.’  -Aldo Fabbri


Michael’s Cause:

I donate a portion of my sales to ‘Samaritan House’ in Virginia Beach.  Samaritan House assists women and children in a number of ways; housing, clothing, food, and a means to stay safe from domestic violence.   Here is an excerpt from their web page, which can be found at- 

‘A new report by The National Center on Family Homelessness finds that more than 1.6 million children – or one in 45 children – are homeless annually in America. This represents an increase of 38% during the years impacted by the economic recession. The 124-page report, America’s Youngest Outcasts 2010, ranks the 50 states from best (1) to worst (50), and offers specific policy solutions. Read the full report and find out where your state ranks.’ 

I worked closely with this group when I worked in law enforcement.  The have been fortunate enough to be able to change the lives of many, for the better.



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3 Responses to Michael Lorde

  1. Debe McKeand says:

    I was struck by your comment, “I am happiest when sharing my thoughts with the page.” That is the space my daughter lives in. She dreams of being a writer. Any advice for a 7th grader aspiring writer? Thanks.

  2. HI Debe. It’s so good to hear that your daughter is a future author. (I have faith in her). It’s great that you’re supportive of her gift. Please tell her that I have been writing since I can remember, too. Classes and courses are wonderful, however, she needs to keep her own voice in all that she writes. That would be my advice to her… do not let anyone tell you different than how the story comes to you. Structure and grammar is quite another thing, but that’s why there are authors. If she keeps writing, she’ll get whatever she is looking for. I have total faith in her. Good luck! 🙂

  3. See, now that’s my point… I meant to write, that’s why there are editors. 🙂 Happy writing to your daughter, Debe.

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