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The Electric War is a Grateful American Book Prize Honor Book

September 2019


The Electric War has been selected as a Grateful American Book Prize Honorable Mention. This award is designated to literature that signifies "excellence in writing, storytelling and illustration for children’s historical non-fiction and fiction focused on the events and personalities that have shaped the United States since the country’s founding." To see the Press Release, click here or the link below.

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The Electric War is Nominated as a 2020 ALA Notable Discussion book

June 2019


The Electric War was nominated as a 2020 ALA Notable Discussion book. These titles are discussed at the 2019 Annual Meeting for possible awards. To view the entire list, which includes The Electric War, click here or on the link below.

THE ELECTRIC WAR named an Amazon "Best Book of the Month"

January 2019

Audio Rights for The Electric War Sold to Dreamscape!

Audiobook Coming 1/22/19!


The Electric War will be an audiobook! Rights were purchased by Dreamscape and will be available on the date of publication, 1/22/19. 

GILDED AGE series sold to Christy Ottaviano/Holt (Macmillan) in 2-Book Deal!

Book Deal Alert


"Mike Winchell’s GILDED AGE middle grade narrative nonfiction series, including SPARKS: THE GILDED AGE BATTLE TO RUN THE WORLD, which chronicles the War of the Currents between Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse, to Christy Ottaviano at Henry Holt's Christy Ottaviano Books, in a two-book deal, by Brianne Johnson at Writers House (World)."


See below to see the announcement in Publisher's Weekly.

TELEVISION INTERVIEW with Mike (11/11/15, Bridge Street, Syracuse Talk Show)

TV Interview


Mike was a guest on the Syracuse morning talk show Bridge Street, where he discussed the BEEN THERE, DONE THAT series. Click below to watch the interview.









Author/Editor Magazine Interview


Mike was highlighted in the Holiday 2015 issue of Scholastic Teacher

Magazine for his role as creator/editor of the BEEN THERE, DONE THAT













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