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Mike Hays

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About Me: I am a husband, father, and microbiologist from Kansas. Besides writing, I've been a high school strength and conditioning coach, a football coach and a baseball coach. I write from a boy point of view and hopes to spread stupid-funny inspirations through my books, blogs and social media. My debut upper middle grade historical fiction novel, THE YOUNGER DAYS, was released by the MuseItYoung imprint of MuseItUp Publishing in March of 2012 and was the recipient of a 2012 Catholic Writer’s Guild Seal of Approval Award.

Published Books

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    The Younger Days

    Even a decade after the Civil War, the evil deeds carried out in the Border War for "Bloody" Kansas are not forgotten. Hate and revenge still rule the hearts of some, while others wish only to forget and disappear.

    In the beginning, Boy Smyth has a dull Missouri farm life and a burning desire to an outlaw like his hero, Cole Younger.

    In the end, Boy Smyth has five dead bodies and two burning buildings at his farm and the most feared man in the United States crying outside his front gate.

    And that desire for the outlaw life? It's purged completely from his system.


Figment Writings

  • Heraldry

    The Boy Blue

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    Head In The Game

    LeAnder Thomas is uncomfortable in his NFL lineman skin. But, he knows he must fight through the pain of head injuries and the pain of…

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    Ms. Lucia's Ordeal

    Ms. Lucia's Ordeal tells of the possession event that results in Battle of Wonderland Gardens. In the Battle of Wonderland Gardens, 13…

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    The School of Block

    I love blocking. When most football fans watch the pretty boys (the QB/RB/Receivers), I watch the line. Every play, whether in person …

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almost 4 years ago CeceO (On&off) said:


Hello i am going to eat you

over 4 years ago Stephanie Lorraine H. said:

Hey Mike. I'm in your Figment group "Unteen Figs". I'm a College student on a mission, here. I was wondering if you could complete my short online survey for my Ad Campaigns class. I'm willing to give one of your short stories or poems a free read if you complete it. I could really use your input! Here's the link:


Let me know what you want me to read. And thanks in advance! -Steph

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over 4 years ago Jaspen Song said:

Hola Amigo! I hate to be bothersome, but the Quarks are overtaking my planet. If I don't get twenty new reviews by the end of the week, my nose will fall off. I like my nose. Don't let the Quarks get it. Any and all of my stories would love you very much if you read them. Grazzi!


almost 5 years ago Vic said:

Thank you for the follow! May I ask what has afforded me this honor?


almost 5 years ago Madeline Nixon said:

Hi, would you like to swap? If so please read Immortal Love. I always return swaps, and please heart my story if you believe it deserves it.

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