News & Events

~ 2018 ~


In May 2018, Mike had the pleasure of serving as a judge for the 8th Annual Author’s Award for Excellence in Imaginative Writing at Minuteman High School, along with esteemed writers Hank Phillippi Ryan, Hallie Ephron, Jane Sutton, Renuka Raghavan, and Stephen D. Rogers. It was a valuable mini-seminar in the elements of good fiction writing, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Congratulations to the winners!

~ 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.