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Michael Lindley


Michael Lindley

Michael Lindley has been writing professionally for over twenty years in his career as a marketing and advertising executive. More recently, he has begun publishing his first works of fiction. His short story, Back to the River, was published by the literary outdoor magazine, Sporting Tales, which has featured the work of Zane Grey and Ernest Hemingway.

Lindley's first novel, The Seasons of the EmmaLee, was released in February of 2006. It was named "a great summer beach read" by Traverse Magazine and was the Book of the Month at River Bank Books in Grand Rapids in April.

Lindley was born and raised in Michigan and spent the summers of his youth living in northern Michigan where much of his family had lived for many generations. His great grandparents emigrated to the Lake Charlevoix area in the early 1900's, following opportunities in the lumber industry. His great grandfather became an accomplished carpenter and home builder and built many homes and cottages on and around Lake Charlevoix and Walloon Lake. Later, the family owned and operated a small marina and boatyard on Lake Charlevoix.

With his family's roots and love of the outdoors, Lindley gained a deep affection for the North Country and was always fascinated by its history. In preparation for writing The Seasons of the EmmaLee, he spent considerable time at the Charlevoix Historical Society and Public Library.

After years living in the South, he now resides in West Michigan with his wife, two children, and English Setter, Sage. Away from the keyboard, he finds time for the pursuit of trout and salmon with a fly rod on the many rivers of his home state.

Michael Lindley

Books by Michael Lindley

by Michael Lindley

The Seasons of the EmmaLee is a love story set in Charlevoix, Michigan in the 1940s and the present day; it is a story of unexpected love, betrayal, murder and redemption.