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About meI was born in 1978, in a suburb of Chicago and grew up in a forest-encroached neighborhood called Northwoods, where the embers of my imagination were kindled during solitary treks through the lonely wilderness. I wrote my first book, The Bullet That Never Stopped, on my mother’s rickety green typewriter at the prudent age of eight and three-quarters. While dating my wife throughout college, I wrote numerous stories, including novel-length addendums to her favorite books, giving her beloved characters new adventures.
Writing novels was always a novelty for me, but now that I’ve created more literary stories and mainstream fiction, I’m looking forward to a possible future in publication.
Like Ernest Hemingway, L. Frank Baum and Sara Paretsky, I hail from the great city of Chicago, as do many of my characters, and I've chosen that as the setting for many of my books because it is there that I am constantly walking and working and writing and reading. I firmly believe that Chicago is a mecca for thought and free speech and I am proud to proclaim it as the backdrop of my novels.
I find such support from fellow Chicagoans and inspiration from its writers and if I can ever offer that to someone else, or if you have interest in welcoming me to your writing group to ‘test-kitchen’ your work, please contact me!

GroupsChicagoans, Historical Fiction, Hobnob with Authors, Midwest Writers/Readers, Romance - from historical to contemporary, Tea!, Writer's Brag and Rag Bag, Writer-readers

Favorite authorsStephen King, Gaston Leroux (Shared favorites)

Homepagehttp://www.dontreadthebook.com

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Real nameMichael J. Clifford

LocationChicago, IL

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceApr 25, 2010

Currently readingTaking the Leap: Building a Career as a Visual Artist by Cay Lang
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga) by Stephenie Meyer

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