Windsor resident publishes debut novel

Michael R. Goodwin

Author Michael R. Goodwin is excited to announce his debut fiction novel, The Liberty Key.

The story is set in fictional Hamilton, Maine, and focuses on Spencer, who buys a house to fulfill a promise to his deceased wife and child, who he lost tragically years prior. Shortly after moving in he learns that his house has the ability to heal and restore itself. When he finds a skeleton key that has powers of its own, he uncovers dark secrets about the house’s past and is taken on a journey that forces him to confront the darkness within himself.

The Liberty Key is a genre-defying novel that is captivating and fast-paced. It aims to satisfy all readers, but especially those who enjoy books by Dan Simmons, Peter Straub, and Stephen King.

Michael grew up in Auburn, and moved to Windsor in 2019 when he married his wife Jessica. Jessica comes from a large family with longtime roots in the Windsor community.

As a writer, Michael’s career started in 2008 when he began writing an online blog under a pseudonym. He wrote there for several years, its rising popularity leading him to publish articles on such sites as and These articles gained enough interest on their own to land an interview with the Chicago Tribune. He published a collection of short stories in 2011, and released his first novel, The Liberty Key, earlier this year.

For more information about the author, or to purchase a copy of his book, please visit his website:


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