Michael Little


Michael Little is an accomplished author known for his humorous and insightful take on romance and modern life. Born and raised in Texas, he eventually found himself irresistibly drawn to the allure of the Hawaiian islands, where he now resides. Despite the geographical transition, Little has seamlessly blended the warmth, friendliness, and endless blue skies of his Texan upbringing with the unique beauty and rich culture of Hawaii.

Little's deep love for literature led him to pursue a Ph.D. in English from the University of Delaware, where he had the opportunity to delve into the depths of storytelling and refine his writing skills. It was during this transformative period that he discovered a passion for rodeo week in Reno, an annual event that served as the catalyst for his debut novel, Queen of the Rodeo. Published in 2001 by Triple Tree Publishing, the book immerses readers in the captivating world of rodeo, seamlessly blending adventure and the indomitable human spirit.

In addition to his achievements as an author, Little is an active participant in the literary community. He dedicated three years to serving as President of the Aloha Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, where his love for writing and the Hawaiian islands intertwined beautifully. During his tenure, he fostered a supportive environment for fellow writers, nurturing their talents and facilitating growth.

Driven by his passion for bringing writers together, Little founded and directed the Hawaii Fiction Writers, a vibrant community that provides a nurturing space for authors to explore their craft alongside fellow writers in their island neighborhood. This group serves as a platform for sharing stories, experiences, and a deep passion for the art of storytelling.

With a unique blend of humor, insight, and a keen eye for the intricacies of human relationships, Michael Little continues to captivate readers with his engaging narratives. Through his writing, he effortlessly merges the charm of his Texan roots with the allure of the Hawaiian paradise, creating literary works that reflect the joy and beauty of both worlds.

Queen of the Rodeo

When Miss Reno Rodeo meets a lonesome Texas steer wrestler with big muscles and a weakness for blondes, watch out. It may be a match made in cowgirl heaven, but there's no way in hell that Donna's ex-fiance in Reno, and Tyler's ex-girlfriend in small town Texas are going to wish them eternal happiness.
A heartwarming, light romantic comedy, complete with horned toad, cowboy coffee, and chicken fried steak.

Chasing Cowboys

A new contemporary romance from the author of Queen of the Rodeo (Triple Tree Publishing, 2001). The chase is on in Reno, the land of flashy casinos and rodeo queens. What if a wannabe cowboy from Iowa falls for a beautiful Reno lawyer who mistakes him for the real deal? There will be some tough lessons to learn ... he needs to become a real cowboy, and fast! She's about to learn that cowboys are easy to rope, but oh so hard to tie down ... Does romance have a chance? Lacey and Cody are about to find out!

Kissing Frogs and Other Quirky Fairy Tales

A collection of 26 new variations on familiar fairy tales, fractured for your entertainment. Quirky fairy tales to read alone, or read aloud to amaze and delight your friends. With a Foreword by Jane L. Mickelson that explores the relationship between ancient myths and retold fairy tales. “When does a myth morph into a fairy tale? And at what point is the fairy tale turned inside out to become ‘fractured’ or ‘retold’? … welcome on board this flight of fancy, dear readers. Sit down, get comfortable, and be sure to fasten your seat belts. There will be surprises ahead.” Written by member of the Hawaii Fiction Writers - Michael Little, Dawn Knox, Scott Kikkawa, Rosemary & Larry Mild, Rita Ariyoshi, John E. Simonds, Laureen Kwock. Edited by Michael Little, Gail M Baugniet, Carol Catanzariti

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"Makes you want to saddle up and go galloping off to wherever the author takes you." - Tess Gerritsen, author THE SURGEON