where the writers are

Michael P. Naughton's Biography

Member Info

May 2008

I was born in Detroit, that's how I first got hooked on Elmore Leonard. I am also a professional musician and screenwriter. I had done corporate sales and author events for years at Borders and went on to publish actor Michael Madsen's poetry and photography under 13 Hands Publications. I am the author of the satirical mystery novel: Deathryde: Rebel Without a Corpse ( Availble on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, published by Gilded Hearse Press ) it is written in the hip, offbeat style of Carl Hiaasen, Gregory Mcdonald (Fletch) and, of course, Elmore Leonard. I have been a judge, twice, for the IBPA's (Independent Book Publishers Association) Benjamin Franklin Awards which honor the best in independent publishing. I am also a writer/contibutor to The Beverly Hills Times Magazine and have interviewed Michael Madsen, Barbara Eden, Dyan Cannon, Tim Martin Gleason (the Phantom of the Opera) and many other celebrities. My next mystery book is entitled: The Deadbeat Alchemist and is due out June 2012. 

Influences

Ross Macdonald. Elmore Leonard. Carl Hiaasen.

Upcoming Works

2014 (2 mystery titles).

Publishers

Gilded Hearse Press. 13 Hands Publications.