Michael Parker has been writing thrillers for many years and has experienced the highs and lows of being a writer since having his first book published in 1980.
He has been married to Patricia for fifty seven years and they have four sons, ten grandchildren and three great grandsons. His main hobby is writing, of course, and to date he has eleven novels to his credit, nine of which were traditionally published. His other hobbies are snooker, speedway, football and music. Michael is a born again Christian and played keyboard in his church fellowship in Spain for several years. He has worked as a maintenance technician most of his adult life, serving sixteen years in the Royal Air Force, and about seventeen years with a food manufacturer. He retired in 1996 (At the age of fifty five) and moved out to Spain a year later, where he lived with Pat for seventeen years. Other jobs include Merchant Seaman, office boy, and general maintenance electrician for a chicken farmer! Michael has received many excellent comments about his writing, but the proof of the pudding, as they say, is in the eating. For those who want to know a little more about him, and see a couple of TV interviews, check out his website at www.michaelparkerbooks.com.
Michael moved back to UK from Spain with his wife, Pat, after seventeen years, and settled in Pagham in October 2014. Although new to the Pagham area, Michael and Pat know much of the surrounding area, having lived at Leigh Park about eight miles away when they were teenagers. Michael went to school in Portsmouth after moving from London at the age of fourteen. Pat went to school at Cowplain. They married at Fareham in 1960.
Writing has been Michael’s hobby for as long as he can remember. When his first book was published by Macmillan in 1980, he was described as a “gifted narrator” in the Financial Times. Michael thought he had made it as a writer then, but it wasn’t to be, but he carried on even though there were big gaps between books. Of course, getting a book published then was much more difficult than it is today now that there are digital publishers like Amazon on-line.
Michael penned a romance, Past Imperfect (published by Robert Hale, 2015), which was a departure from his usual books, which are thrillers. This novel is a romance; something Michael never intended writing, but the idea got in the way of his usual work in progress, so he set that aside and got the romance out of his system. He didn’t expect his publisher to want it, but she had no hesitation and agreed to publish.
After completing the romance, Michael returned to A Dangerous Game. This was the novel that he put aside while working on Past Imperfect. It was published in 2016. His latest thriller, Where the Wicked Dwell was published in 2017.
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