Michael Lindley is a #1 Amazon author for Historical Fiction Mystery Thriller & Suspense with his debut novel THE SEASONS OF THE EMMALEE. His subsequent three novels follow this genre with his most recent, LIES WE NEVER SEE, a tale of two women, generations apart facing the devasting loss of their husbands and financial ruin in Civil War-era and present-day Charleston and Pawley's Island, South Carolina. The sequel in the Hanna Walsh and Alex Frank Low Country Thriller series, A FOLLOWING SEA, will be released in January 2019.
The settings for his novels include a remote resort town in Northern Michigan in the 1940's and 50's, Atlanta and Grayton Beach Florida in the turbulent 1920's, and most recently, 1860's and present-day Charleston and Pawleys Island, South Carolina.
Michael writes full time now in retirement from a career in Marketing and Advertising and divides his time between Northern Michigan, Colorado and Florida. He and his wife, Karen, are also on an annual quest to visit the country's spectacular national parks.
"You will often find that writers are compelled to write what they love to read.
I've always been drawn to stories that are built around an idyllic time and place as much as the characters who grace these locations. As the heroes and villains come to life in my favorite stories, facing life's challenges of love and betrayal and great danger, I also enjoy coming to deeply understand the setting for the story and how it shapes the characters and the conflicts they face.
I've also been drawn to books built around a mix of past and present, allowing me to know a place and the people who live there in both a compelling historical context, as well as in present-day.
Writers like Pat Conroy and Sue Monk Kidd grace my bookshelves along with Ian McEwen, Dennis Lehane, Amor Towles, Anita Shreve, Kristin Hannah, Lisa Wingate, William Kent Krueger and on and on. I have a lot of bookshelves!"