Award winning author and columnist Michael Thomas Barry is a native of Wheeling, Illinois and is a graduate of the California State University, Fullerton with degrees in History and Criminal Justice. He is a columnist for CrimeMagazine.com, where he pens the daily column "On this date in crime history." His books include Final Resting Places Orange County’s Dead and 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: A Guide to the Lives & Burial Places of British Monarchs (2012); and Literary Legends of the British Isles: The Lives & Burial Places of 50 Great Writers (July, 2013). Michael has won numerous literary awards that include the 2010, 2011 and 2012 USA Book News Best Book Awards (finalist); 2011 Readers Favorite Best Book Awards (silver medal); 2012 Los Angeles Book Festival (honorable mention); 2012 International Book Award (winner); 2012 National Indie Excellence Awards (finalist); 2012 Halloween Book Festival (honorable mention); 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards (winner): 2013 Next Generation Indie Excellence Book Awards (finalist); 2013 International Book Awards sponsored by USABook News (winner); and 2013 Readers Favorite Book Awards (honorable mention). He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, The Crime Writers Association, The American Society of Journalists & Authors, The Authors Guild, as well as the Biographers International Organization. He resides in Orange, California with his wife, Christyn and their two golden retrievers Jake and Madison.
Literary Legends of the British Isles: The Lives & Burial Places of 50 Great Writers (December, 2013)
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