News & Events


~ 2017 ~


Osama’s Skull published December 12, 2017.

~ 2016 ~


Thursday, December 1, 2016.  5th Annual Gala Mystery Night.   New England Mobile Book Fair, Newton, MA.

~ 2015 ~

Writing, writing, writing.  Completed first draft of Osama’s Skull.

~ 2014 ~


Sunday, December 9, 2014.  Local Author Book Fair, Wellesley Free Library – Main Branch.  2-4 PM.

Thursday, December 4, 2014.  3d Annual Gala Mystery Night. New England Mobile Book Fair, Newton, MA.  I’ll be there 7-8 PM.


November 2014.  Attended New England Crime Bake and met Craig Johnson of Longmire fame.


My interview with Dick Concannon and Smoki Bacon for “The Literati Scene” wherein I discuss IRONSIDES’ PERIL will be broadcast tonight on BCN 23 at 7:30 and tomorrow at 9:00. Please take a look!

~ 2013 ~


Thursday, December 19th, 7:00 PM.  Wellesley Free Library, Main Branch.  Third Thursday Local Author Series.

Thursday, December 5, 6:00 PM,  New England Mobile Book Fair, GALA MYSTERY NIGHT with dozens of New England’s finest mystery and thriller authors.


Saturday, November 30, 6-8 PM, Wellesley Books, SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.

Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 PM, New England Mobile Book Fair, Newton, MA.  Book signing and reading.


October 2013.  Ironsides’ Peril named a “Featured Book” on The Jordan Rich Show.

October 5, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Bayswater Book Co., Center Harbor, NH – “Murder & Mayhem”


September 1, 2013:  Ironsides’ Peril awarded HONORABLE MENTION in Fiction-Thriller-Terrorist by the 2013 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

September 7, 12:00 – 2:00 PM, Yellow Umbrella Books, Chatham, MA

September 14, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Toadstool Bookshop, The Colony Mill Marketplace, Keene, NH

September 14, 2:30 – 4:30, Toadstool Bookshop, Lorden Plaza, Milford, NH

September 28, 7:00 PM, book signing and reading, Monte Cristo Bookshop, New London, CT


Join Mike Saturday, August 31st at a book signing at Bank Square Books, 53 W. Main Street, Mystic, CT, between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Tune in to The Jordan Rich Show Friday-Saturday, August 30-31, at 12:30 AM to hear Mike discuss IRONSIDES’ PERIL with radio legend Jordan Rich on WBZ NEWSRADIO 1030.


July 2013, Ironsides’ Peril nominated as a Finalist in Fiction-Thriller-Terrorist by the 2013 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS.

July 27, 2013, 1:30 – 3:00 PM.  Join Mike at a book signing at the USS Constitution Museum, Saturday, July 27, 2013, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM, Charlestown Navy Yard Building 22, Charlestown.


Mike featured in the WellesleyWeston Magazine – SPRING 2013, The Write Stuff

May 29, 2013 Ironsides’ Peril named Winner – Suspense/Thriller by 2013 next Generation Indie Book Awards.  Mike Attends 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards ceremony at the Harvard Club in NYC where he receives a gold medal and cash prize as the Winner in Suspense/Thriller.


February 21, 2013:  Ironsides’ Peril published.

~ 2012 ~


Mike featured in article published August 14, 2012, Wellesley Residents Write, Wellesley Townsman,


July 2012:  Drake’s Coffin named Finalist – Best eBook Cover – 2012 Global eBook Awards.

July 11 – 14:  Mike attended ThrillerFest 2012 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

July 2 – 8:  Mike participated in a Thriller Roundtable online forum with bestselling thriller writers Jon Land, Meg Gardiner, Allison Leotta, Joseph Amiel, Charles Martin, Karen Harper, and John Hartness on “The Big Thrill:  Which comes first, plot or character?”


Mike featured in June 14, 2012, Wellesley Author’s Most Excellent Adventure, The Swellesley Report,

June 4, 2012:  Michael D. Urban’s debut novel, Drake’s Coffin, awarded Silver Medal as Finalist – Action Adventure – 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.


May 2012: Drake’s Coffin nominated for BEST THRILLER by 2012 Global eBook Awards


January 2012:   Panama voted #1 Travel Destination 2012 by The New York Times.  (Why spend thousands of dollars?  Buy Drake’s Coffin instead.  All the adventure – none of the hassle – a fraction of the expense.)

~ 2011 ~

December 11, 2011.  Drake’s Coffin published.