Michael has been writing poetry, essays, short stories and story ideas since his early college years. From these was born Where the Road Begins, his first novel, which contains many of these poems and shorter pieces.
His second novel, Murder at Ravenswood Hall, was published spring 2012. It takes us from Southeastern North Carolina to Western New York to find the killer of a close friend of Hap, Joanie, Slick & Susie (the main characters from the first novel). This was his first murder mystery, but not his last!
The Almost Definitive Collection vol. 1 released in May 2013 is a collection of (short) "Stories of the Macabre", "Introspective Essays", "Dead Dog & Other Tales" (poems) & "Husbands-in-Law" (a 3-act play).
The Allentown Murders, his third novel (sequel to Murder at Ravenswood Hall), is a murder mystery following in the vein of his last novel. Many of the same characters will be involved in the hunt for the murderer. As with his previous novels there are historic events & well-known locations in Western New York and Southeastern North Carolina, and unusual twists that will keep you guessing as to - "Whodunit!"
You can read more about these books, as well as excerpts in the next section (Fiction). All four are available in paperback and eBook format. Go to 'Buy Books Online' or 'Book Sellers' links in the left column to purchase copies of any of his works.
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Michael has published several nonfiction works: Principal Leadership: The Role of Emotional Intelligence... (a guide for future school administrators) and Journaling with Character (a writing program for elementary, middle, and high school students. He has been involved in education most of his life and holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University.
He lives just outside of Wilmington, along the beautiful Southeastern North Carolina coast with his family. He enjoys going back home to Buffalo, NY to visit with family and friends.
Mike & Bravo - an important member of our family; an Entlebucher Sinnenhund [Swiss Mtn. dog]
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Mike on bike - traded it in for this (below)!
Mike on hike - well almost! Actually on a ferry ride to Southport, NC