Michael writes the Daniel Turner Thriller series, including Blue Avenue, Second Skin, and the forthcoming Black Hammock, and the Shamus Award-winning Joe Kozmarski Private Detective series (A Bad Night’s Sleep, The Bad Kitty Lounge, Last Striptease). He also is a frequent book reviewer and an occasional writer of journalism and critical books and essays.
Michael grew up in Chicago and has lived and worked in the neighborhoods and on the streets where he sets his Kozmarski mysteries. He now teaches literature at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville – the setting of the Daniel Turner stories. In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, practicing martial arts, eating and drinking well, and traveling to faraway places.