About J. Michael Major

J. Michael Major

Publications featuring J. Michael MajorJ. Michael Major started writing stories in high school, but did not begin submitting them for publication until years later. Writing primarily science fiction at first, he gradually found his niche in horror, mystery, crime, and suspense. Michael is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Horror Writers Association. He loves to read, and the authors that thrill and inspire him include Joe R. Lansdale, James Lee Burke, Ian Rankin, Loren D. Estleman, William Kent Krueger, Jay Bonansinga, Lawrence Block, Harlan Coben, Robert Crais, William Gibson, Dennis Lehane, Dan Simmons, David Morrell, and John Sandford.

His three dozen stories have been published in such anthologies as DeathGrip 3: It Came From the Cinema, New Traditions in Terror, and Tales of Masks & Mayhem, Vol. III, and such magazines as Hardboiled,  Bare Bone,  Pirate Writings,  Into the Darkness,  Rictus,  Outer Darkness, Crossroads, and The Sterling Web (now The Silver Web). He lives with his family outside of Chicago. One Man’s Castle is his first novel.

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