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I was born in Georgia way back in the last century but grew up and lived most of my life in Panama City, Florida. In 2004 my wife and I moved to the Upstate region of South Carolina in the shadows of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, a land of stunning vistas and numerous waterfalls.


I’ve been traditionally published since 1990 when my Vietnam War memoir, The Proud Bastards, was published.  It’s about my time as a combat U.S. Marine in 1967-68. It’s still in print after all these years, currently with Simon & Schuster/Pocket. I’ve since written a few novels in different genres. I’m currently writing the Mac McClellan Mystery series which is set along the coast of the Florida Panhandle where I grew up.

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I, along with fellow mystery/crime writers Kait Carson and Max Everhart, also share a blog for anyone and everyone interested in the mystery/crime/suspense/thriller genres. It’s called Motive Means Opportunity: Mystery writers talk shop. Be sure to stop by anytime. You can find us at: http://www.motivemeansopportunity.wordpress.com




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10 thoughts on “About

  1. Wow. Very cool. I am taken by the fact that you’re a published author, so inspiring.
    Both Florida and the Carolinas are beautiful, that waterfall picture is breathtaking.
    Nice to meet you Michael, and looking forward to following your site here!

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  2. Thanks Joseph. Glad to have you aboard! I’ve followed your blog also. Wonderful stuff you write (and please realize that “stuff” isn’t a derogatory word in my book. There’s “good” stuff and “bad” stuff. You get the picture).
    I’ve always admired those who can write beautiful, heartfelt poetry. You have that gift. Looking forward to following and reading more! All best,
    –Michael 🙂


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