NEW ESSAY DROP!  “THE BUDDY SYSTEM” (Longreads, 4/11/23)  “There is nothing quite like it . . .  a way of being connected to a deeper deep, an older old.”

“WHEN YOUR BOOK TOUR IS INTERRUPTED BY A NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE”  Read about the suddenly frightening tour for Our Eyes at Night, learn more about the warning signs of a pulmonary embolism, and please, friends, stay safe while you travel (LitHub 12/12/22)

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY praises the third book in The Last Ghost series as a “superior paranormal thriller.” Read the full review here.

BOOKLIST raves: “Totally engrossing” (8/01/2022)

READ AN INTERVIEW about ghosts and their meaning in OUR EYES AT NIGHT (Salt Lake City Weekly, 2/23/22)

LISTEN TO A CONVERSATION about The Last Ghost series and Our Eyes at Night (Radio KGNU, Denver)

WATCH A VIDEO exploring ghosts, gothic fiction, and how the Last Ghost series was born (READERCON)

***FILM NEWS: THE LAST TO SEE ME is optioned by director Livia De Paolis of Myriad Pictures

LOVE MEMOIR AND SHORT STORIES?  A selection to browse and read . . .


from THE KENYON REVIEW: “Live Toy Dead Toy”

from LITHUB: “How Scary are Ghosts . . . Right Now?”



October 28, 2022, Moab Public Library, Moab, UT: OUR EYES AT NIGHT, CASTLE VALLEY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION

March 16, 2022, 7pm, Hardy County Public Library, Moorefield, WV: OUR EYES AT NIGHT, READING AND DISCUSSION

March 19, 2022, 7pm, Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, NC: OUR EYES AT NGHT, BOOK PARTY AND CELEBRATION

March 29, 2022, 6:30pm, Murder by the Book, Houston, TX: OUR EYES AT NIGHT, BOOK PARTY AND CELEBRATION

April 5, 2022, 6:00pm, Tattered Cover Books, Denver CO (Westminster location): OUR EYES AT NIGHT READING

April 7, 2022, 6:30pm, Sudden Fiction, Castle Rock, CO: OUR EYES AT NIGHT READING

April 8., 2022: Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association SpringCon: BOOK SIGNING

April 20, 2022, 6:30pm, Back of Beyond Books, Moab, UT: VIRTUAL EVENT: OUR EYES AT NIGHT


Advance praise for OUR EYES AT NIGHT . . .

Our Eyes at Night is work of great wit and imagination, with chills aplenty. Grab it if you see it; you won’t be disappointed. M Dressler has a masterful grip on narrative and can write the lights out. I am new to her work but will be devouring her back catalogue in short order.”—Billy O’Callaghan, author of The Dead House

“Eerie and daring, a lyrically told tale of powerful and purposeful spirits that will leave you pondering what the dead might actually think of the living, and whether the wall between the two is ever as impermeable as we believe. ”—Elizabeth Crook, author of The Which Way Tree

“Combining the normalization of horror and surprising depths, Our Eyes at Night captures a world just beyond our reality, a world whose presence we fear not because it’s scary but because it is so very familiar.”—Eric Barnes, author of The City Where We Once Lived

Our Eyes at Night is a ghost story, yes.  More than that, it gives us a story about humanity: it is a tale of pursuit and an heroic journey; it is a novel about fear and politics, about race and class and gender, about loyalty and persistence and especially about love. It interrogates the nature not so much of death (though it does that) as of life and choice. Our Eyes at Night is full of wonder and humanity, and it is deeply, deeply satisfying.”—Katherine Coles, Utah poet laureate and author of Look Both Ways

Praise for THE LAST GHOST series . . . 

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY CHEERS I See You So Close as “tense, lyrical, masterful, fierce . . . a lushly told tale of secrets.” Read the full review here.

BOOKLIST RAVES: “Dressler’s latest is a captivating page-turner about what defines and divides a community, both in life and in death.”

[A] spiritual homage to the Victorian-era Christmas ghost story tradition . . . [P]erfect for the winter doldrums, due to both the timing of the narrative and Dressler’s ongoing ability to weave emotionally compelling stories . . . [Her] aptitude for writing at the intersection of conflict and compassion continues to shine. [A] series that will continue to haunt the reader for many long years.” —SUBLIME HORROR

I See You So Close is a haunting story filled with longing and loss . . .  a magical spell woven with icy thread, and the fabric of lives torn apart. Dressler is a powerful voice—hypnotic at times, speaking eternal truths,  while conjuring darkness, a dash of hope tossed in for good
measure.”—Richard Thomas, Bram Stoker, Shirley Jackson, and Thriller Award winner and nominee

WINNER of the Book Pipeline Book-to-Film Award, The Last To See Me

WINNER of the Audiofile Magazine Earphone Award for Fiction, The Last To See Me

#1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller, Amazon Top 100 Book, and Barnes & Noble NOOK Bestseller

KIRKUS REVIEWS RAVES: The Last To See Me is “a bewitching . . . gorgeous mystery.” Read the full review here.

“M DRESSLER WANTS TO TELL YOU A GHOST STORY” . . . Listen  to Public Radio WUNC’s interview and podcast here.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY LAUDS The Last To See Me: “Seamless . . . enjoyably claustrophobic . . . insightful.” Read the full review here.

“Spellbinding from page one.”—Library Journal

“Moving, chilly . . .”—Book Page

“Hauntingly original, provocative, and dashed with wit—The Last to See Me changed the way I see the world.” —Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You

“This poem of a novel, exquisitely written, introduced me to the inner life of a ghost and held me spellbound throughout. . . . I heard whisperings from the attic, from under the bed.  M Dressler has written an extraordinary book, poignant and tragic.” —Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author of The Beautiful Lost

“M Dressler has created an original world between time and place, but the longings of her characters are very real . . . Don’t miss this unusual and wonderful novel.” —Carolyn Haines, USA Today bestselling author of the Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series

The Last to See Me is a riveting supernatural duel that reveals itself one measured and lyrical gut punch at a time.  A compelling and beautifully written page-turner.” —Scott Hawkins, author of The Library at Mount Char

“A marvelously written, brave, and (yes) haunting novel. M Dressler has given us a remarkable and unforgettable character.” — Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Blame

“Dressler swaths us in gentle prose that suddenly turn to barbed wire. Readers will find in its supernatural theme a new way to think about place, alienation, and the yearnings that make ghosts of us all. This is a writer working at the height of her powers.” —W. Scott Poole, Bram Stoker Award nominee and author of In the Mountains of Madness: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft

“Reminiscent of The Others, the living are haunting the dead in The Last to See Me. Dressler has exquisitely crafted a world . . . in which you will be ensnared and entranced .” —Wendy Webb, bestselling author of The Fate of Mercy Alban

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