“… a very good analysis of the genre markets, a deft guide to the craft of modern fiction writing, & a glimpse into the life of the best-selling novelist—not the gazillionaires like King or Koontz or Mailer or whoever, but the scrivener who just makes a nice living at cranking out entertainment for the rest of us.”
—Anthony D. Ravenscroft, Amazon.com reviewer
A California native, Michael Newton has published more than 250 books under his own name and various pseudonyms since 1977.
He began writing professionally as a “ghost” for author Don Pendleton for the best-selling Executioner series and continues his work on that series today. While the majority of his published books have been novels—including westerns, political thrillers, and psychological suspense–he is best known for non-fiction, primarily true crime and reference books.