Michael Schmicker is a veteran business journalist and nationally-known writer on scientific anomalies and the paranormal.
Michael has been a featured guest on national radio talk shows, including Coast to Coast AM (3 million listeners) with both George Noory and Art Bell; and webcasts like Skeptiko, the X-Zone (Canada) and Uri Geller's Parascience and Beyond. (England). His work has appeared in the Anomalist journal and the e-zine Edge Science; he reviews books for the Journal of Scientific Exploration (www.scientificexploration.org), and serves on the Board of Advisers for the Rhine Research Center (www.Rhine.org). His first book, Best Evidence, is considered a classic in the field of paranormal research, and was re-issued in 2012 as a Kindle eBook. His interest in investigating the paranormal began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand where he first encountered a non-Western culture and people who readily accept the reality of a world beyond the five senses, sparking a lifelong curiosity about scientific anomalies unexplainable by current science.
Michael began his writing career as a crime court reporter for a suburban Dow-Jones newspaper in Connecticut, and worked as a freelance reporter in Southeast Asia for the Bangkok Post and Bangkok World during the Vietnam War. He also worked as Assistant Editor, United Nations/ESCAP; Associate Editor of East-West Perspectives magazine; Editor of Hawaii Business magazine; a stringer for Forbes magazine, and Op-Ed contributor to the Wall Street Journal Asia.
He lives and writes in Honolulu, Hawaii, in a house on a mountaintop overlooking Diamond Head crater.
E.B. White: for choosing precise wordsJ.D. Salinger: for first person narrative
I'm currently finishing up a historical novel based on the life of an Italian Spiritualist trance medium living in fin-de-siecle Europe.
St. Martin's Press ("The Gift") Random House/Rider ("The Gift" UK edition)
Anomalist Books ("The Universe Wants to Play")
Watermark Publishing ("Old Mac-Donald-San's Farm")
Transaction Publishers ("First of the Year 2009")
iUniverse Publishing ("Best Evidence")
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