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Bare Bones Press

(Where Quality Is Our Only Priority)

Welcome to Bare Bones Press!

Home to indie writer Michael R. Lane. Bare Bones Press is a name that reflects the operating budget but not in the least the quality of writing or its publications. "Where Quality Is Our Only Priority" is more than a slogan. It’s a statement of fact. All Bare Bones Press publications are of the highest quality, subjected to the same professional editorial rigors and production standards as any major publishing house.


Michael’s passions for reading and creative writing inspired him to devour everything from contemporary novels to classical literature.  As a high school student, he wrote poetry for his own enjoyment.  That joy blossomed into a zeal for creative writing that would not be contained.  Composing poetry rippled into short fiction writing that led to the literary path of creating short stories, novels and screenplays.

Michael has studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Point Park University, Sonoma State University, and Portland State University in an effort to perfect his craft. The beauty of this mythical quest for perfection has cemented into his psyche the good old-fashioned ABC principal of writing (Applying Butt to Chair). A visit from the Muse is also essential. Nothing motivates Michael more to put pen to paper than passion. Without it, he would not be a writer.  His writings have appeared in Door Is A Jar, The Hungry Chimera, THEMA, Potluck Mag, Taj Mahal Review, Inwood Indiana (Ditch 'em), Crack The Spine, African Voices Magazine, The Storyteller and Spindrift 2000.

No one travels this road alone. I want to take a moment to give thanks to my professional team of editors, copyeditors, cover artists and publisher for their instrumental contributions to the creation of these high quality books.

Why is ordering print copies from Bare Bones Press less expensive than elsewhere? Because I order copies directly from the publisher and pass along my author’s discount to you, the reader.


Prefer to order elsewhere? No problem. All of my publications are available through numerous online booksellers such as BookLocker, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository and your local bookstore. Click HERE to access the Author’s Website for quick and easy ordering.

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