Melissa Ross: Local Author Michael Wiley

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Author Michael Wiley joined Melissa Ross on First Coast Connect with his next book in the Daniel Turner thriller series—Black Hammock. The story is set almost entirely on Black Hammock Island - a place of mystery and intrigue here in the Jacksonville area. Learn how this dark island inspired him to create this noir thriller, after the jump!

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Michael Wiley writes the Daniel Turner Thriller series, including Blue Avenue, Second Skin, and Black Hammock, and the Shamus Award-winning Joe Kozmarski Private Detective series (A Bad Night’s Sleep, The Bad Kitty Lounge, Last Striptease). He also is a frequent book reviewer and an occasional writer of journalism and critical books and essays.

Michael grew up in Chicago and has lived and worked in the neighborhoods and on the streets where he sets his Kozmarski mysteries. He now teaches literature at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville – the setting of the Daniel Turner stories. In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, practicing martial arts, eating and drinking well, and traveling to faraway places.

Website: Michael Wiley Online

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