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mckbirdbks is the Man! Voted Best Hub Pages Fiction Writer 2012!
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A rare photo of the man behind mckbirdbks: The one and only Mike Friedman!
The vote is in! Emerald Wells Cafe creator mckbirdbks is the best fiction writer on Hub Pages.
This multi-talented writer does it all. Writes a monthly chapter of the popular Emerald Wells Cafe series (that has just hit 39 installments) and hidden within the story creates a regular Speakeasy Night where the characters recite their poems to each other (all original poetry written by mckbbks) and afterwards dance all night to the juke box.
The story is set in 1956 so the music is rockin'. Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Aretha Franklin providing the tunes along with every Tom, Dick, and Diva from that era.
But it's the cafe staff and customers who we learn to love and laugh with. The glorious Em and her truck driving man Harold. Earl, the cook who watches from the kitchen. Carl, the mechanic, Gabby the dress maker, Rose, the baker, Dale, the police officer, and a host of secondary characters that live at the crossroads in an idyllic Texas town like no other.
Emerald Wells Cafe is your signature series, but you've also written other short fiction series on Hub Pages. 'I Should Have Died For My Country' and 'Murder Once Done' are written in three parts. And you have so many outstanding, stand alone fiction stories. The list is long, and I know what my favorites are. But I don't want to spoil it for others just getting to know you. My advice: Read them all, you won't be disappointed!