Mike Vance's first book, a small sports humor books called Oilers Anonymous, was published in 1994. Since that time, nine others have followed from multiple publishers. There have been serious works on Texas and Houston history and other books that are all about the humor. Two books of historic true crime proved more popular than the others, and led Vance's book writing in a new direction. In 2022, Mike completed his first novel. His second novel, completed in 2023 and currently being shopped, picked up the historic crime angle. If that novel proves to be successful, an entire series may follow.