Jon Michaelsen is a writer of fiction in the mystery, suspense, and thriller genres. A southerner born a block away from the Chattahoochee River in SW Georgia, his family moved to Atlanta when he was a boy of ten, and where he remains today. His debut novel, Pretty Boy Dead--the first book in the Kendall Parker Mystery series--was selected as a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Best Gay Mystery. The second book in the series is The Deadwood Murders, available in e-book and paperback print via Amazon.com. Michaelsen is currently writing the third Kendall Parker Mystery, "Murder on Peachtree", which is expected to release sometime in early 2021, among other writing endeavors. He lives with his husband of 34 years and two monstrous terriers.