Michael R. French

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#1 Amazon best selling author Michael French graduated from Stanford University and Northwestern University. He is a businessman and author who divides his time between Santa Barbara, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is an avid high-altitude mountain trekker, as well as a collector of first editions of twentieth-century fiction.

He has published twenty-four books, including fiction, young adult fiction, biographies, and art criticism. His novel, Abingdon’s, was a bestseller and a Literary Guild Alternate Selection. His young adult novel, Pursuit, was awarded the California Young Reader Medal.

The Reconstruction of Wilson Ryder was published January 2013.

Mountains Beyond Mountains was published April 2013.

Once Upon a Lie was published
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Pursuit

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Burning Questions

Picture One of the burning questions about saving our democracy is how to jump start voter turnout, no matter whether in state, municipal or federal elections.

Again, I like  talking politics to near-strangers I meet.  Here  are some of their answers to the question above.  Nothing might seem terribly new, but that’s because we’ve yet to find  the political will to even experiment with change.

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A Curious Citizen

As a curious citizen, I  sometimes ask random people how they feel about discussing their political views. Seriously. I ask them NOT to tell me their Read more of this blog post »
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“When someone you love dies, you are given the gift of "second chances". Their eulogy is a reminder that the living can turn their lives around at any point. You’re not bound by the past; that is who you used to be. You’re reminded that your feelings are not who you are, but how you felt at that moment. Your bad choices defined you yesterday, but they are not who you are today. Your future doesn’t have to travel the same path with the same people. You can start over. You don’t have to apologize to people that won’t listen. You don’t have to justify your feelings or actions, during a difficult time in your life. You don’t have to put up with people that are insecure and want you to fail. All you have to do is walk forward with a positive outlook, and trust that God has a plan that is greater than the sorrow you left behind. The people of quality that were meant to be in your life won’t need you to explain the beauty of your heart. They already understand what being human is----a roller ...more Shannon L. Alder
The Beginner's Guide to Winning an Election by Michael R. French
"This book was the perfect blend of politics and teenage drama. Michael French does a marvelous job of exploring The political world in an entertaining and relatable way. This is a young adult book, but you can definitely see a crossover to today’s po" Read more of this review »
The Beginner's Guide to Winning an Election by Michael R. French
"I will admit it took several tries to finally get into the novel. I wasnt sure what I was expecting but decided to give it one more shot (maybe I was in a slump), however, I found this to be an interesting novel.

Politics is not really something I pe" Read more of this review »
The Beginner's Guide to Winning an Election by Michael R. French
"Learning through a fun novel

The Beginner’s Guide to Winning the Election follows a high school student, Brit, who’s love of history propels her to try to run for student government after an unsuccessful first time. Through this experience, she learns" Read more of this review »
Michael French answered a question about Flags of Our Fathers:
Flags of Our Fathers by James D. Bradley
yes, definitely suitable for any young person who enjoys history, drama and profiles in courage.
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" Thanks for your reply Emily. I respect your honesty obviously. Factually, I've written about a dozen YA books, mostly novels, some award winners and o ...more "
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" fortunately, no student politics in K - 6 classrooms, just federal and state governments shaping attitudes and budgets affecting curriculum, teacher s ...more "
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“When you're in love, there's nothing that can embarrass or surprise you.”
Michael R French, Once Upon a Lie

“A lot of men not only fear emotional pain, they are afraid to be transparent and vulnerable. To let an outsider even glimpse their confusion or suffering is a taboo that starts in adolescence and becomes more entrenched with adulthood.”
Michael R French, Why Men Fall Out of Love: What Every Woman Needs to Understand

“We must believe we are capable of transcending evil, of not needing to hide in the darkness or surrender to our basest fears.”
Michael R French, Once Upon a Lie

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“Rationality and calm self-determination were one of the great illusions of the universe... in the end, we were all ruled by our passions.”
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“When you're in love, there's nothing that can embarrass or surprise you.”
Michael R French, Once Upon a Lie

“Adversity does more than build character. It changes the way we see the world.”
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“In our ever-changing universe, lives collide, and, like runaway planets, we just keep going.”
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“If you spend long enough realizing a character in your book, congratulations, you've made a friend for life.”
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