Jean Maurie and Maggie Lukowski are excited to be talking with Michael Bracken.
Michael Bracken, dubbed “The King of Confessions,” has written more than 350 stories for True Confessions, True Story, and other magazines. A prolific writer in multiple genres and author of more than 1,000 short stories, he’s had one or more stories published each month for 133 consecutive months. Author of 11 books under his own name—including All White Girls, Bad Girls, and Tequila Sunrise—he also writes the Spicy Confessions series of short story collections as Rolinda Hay.
His stories “All My Yesterdays” and “Getting Out of the Box” received Derringer Awards, and “Cuts Like A Knife” was short-listed for a Derringer. “Of Memories Dying” appeared on the preliminary ballot for a Nebula Award, and “Dreams Unborn” was named one of the year’s best by the editors of The Best American Mystery Stories 2005. “Snowbird,” co-authored with Tom Sweeney, placed fourth in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine’s 2007 Readers Award, and he also contributed to two Lambda Literary Award-nominated anthologies.
Additionally, he has edited five crime fiction anthologies, edits several regional publications, and has received many awards for advertising copywriting.
Bracken, who lives and writes in Texas, received his B.A. in Professional Writing from Baylor University. Additional information is available at www.CrimeFictionWriter.com.