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Michael Thomas Barry is the critically acclaimed author of six nonfiction books that include Final Resting Places Orange County's Dead & Famous (2010); Fade to Black Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats 1927-1950 (2011); Murder & Mayhem 52 Crimes that Shocked Early California 1849-1949 (2012); Great Britain's Royal Tombs: The Lives & Burial Places of British Monarchs (2012); Literary Legends of the British Isles: The Lives & Burial Places of 50 Great Writers (July 2013); and America's Literary Legends: The Lives & Burial Places of 50 Great Writers (January, 2015). His first original e-short story - "Once in a Blue Moon: A Short Story" was released in early November 2013. His books have been reviewed by The Orange County Register, Orange Coast Magazine, OC Metro and many others. The author has also made numerous radio and televison appearances that include Investigation Discovery Channel's "Deadly Women" series and PBS-SoCal's "Real Orange."
Michael's many literary awards include the 2010, 2011, 2012 USA Book News Best Book Awards (finalist), 2011 Reader's Favorite Book Awards (silver medal), 2012 National Indie Excellence Book Awards (finalist), 2012 & 2013 International Book Awards (winner), 2013, 2014 & 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (finalist), 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards (winner), 2013 Readers Favorite International Book Awards (honorable mention), 2013 Halloween Book Festival (winner), 2013 Southern California Book Festival (honorable mention), 2014 Reader's Favorite Book Awards (gold medal), and 2014 London Book Festival (runner-up finalist).
He is a columnist for CrimeMagazine.com, where he pens the column "This Week in crime history." Michael is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton with degrees in both history and criminal justice. The author is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, The Authors Guild, The Crime Writers Association, and American Society of Journalists & Authors. Michael lives in Orange, California with his wife, Christyn and their two golden retrievers, Jake and (in spirit)Madison.