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About Michael C Bailey
Michael has been a working writer since 1998. In 2013, Michael ended his tenure as a reporter at the Falmouth Enterprise to focus on his creative writing.
In September 2013, Michael released his debut YA novel "Action Figures." Every book in the series has landed on Kindle top ten best-seller lists, and "Secret Origins" was the number one book on two Amazon best-seller lists (June/July 2016). His first adult novel, "The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot," a humorous fantasy adventure, was released in 2015. His urban fantasy trilogy, "Well-Behaved Women," debuted in September 2018.
Over the years Michael has contributed several articles to Renaissance Magazine and other local publications, and has since 2004 worked on the writing staff of two New England-based renaissance faire production companies: Pastimes Entertainment and the Connecticut Renaissance Faire.
Follow Michael online at innsmouthlook.com.
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