Michael Sheldon was born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey. He and his wife Ellie left New York City in 1980 and moved west—first to New Mexico, then Montana, and finally to Seattle, where they’ve lived since 1988. With daughter Giuliana off at college, the household includes Bunny, the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Oliver, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Michael and Ellie’s global mom-and-pop marketing shop, XMedia Communications.
Michael has been writing fiction throughout his adult life. Publishing credits include the business memoir of investment pioneer George Russell, Success by Ten (Wiley, 2009) and scores of articles on photography in PDN. He’s also an accomplished photographer and has invented a form for photographic novels called photoromance.
Adam Bellow and David Bernstein discovered Michael’s fiction and have been publishing it at Liberty Island. Short stories include: “Better Than Fresh Apricots,” “Dark and Stormy,” and “T.B.O.P. (The Beast of Philadelphia).” His debut novel, The Violet Crow, featuring psychic detective Bruno X, is Liberty Island’s first offering in the mystery genre with an expected pub date of June 2015.
Michael has plans for at least two more novels featuring Bruno: The Louse and The Philly Dog.