Michael A. Smith

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Michael A. Smith was born in 1942. He earned a baccalaureate degree in history from Kansas Wesleyan University. He attended graduate school at the University of Kansas for two years.
From 1968-73, he worked for several Midwestern newspapers as a reporter, columnist, editor, and editorial writer, specializing in coverage of politics and education.
From 1973-81, he was Associate Director, Illinois Board of Higher Education. Thereafter, he served as Press Secretary to U.S. Congressman Richard Durbin, who later became a U.S. Senator representing Illinois.
From 1984-87, he was Vice President, Public Relations, for the Futures and Options Industry Association, a W
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Michael A. Smith I've never believed in it. After all, you never hear such an excuse from other professions. Most people do their jobs whether they are inspired or…moreI've never believed in it. After all, you never hear such an excuse from other professions. Most people do their jobs whether they are inspired or not, hung over or energetic, depressed or happy. Writers write. Just do it!(less)
Michael A. Smith I'm currently revising five of my novels written between 1970 and 1995, when books printed on the old, large printing presses eventually were…moreI'm currently revising five of my novels written between 1970 and 1995, when books printed on the old, large printing presses eventually were remaindered, and out-of-print. Print-on-demand technology and digital books made it possible to bring such books back into the marketplace. The Authors Guild was instrumental in this process through its BackinPrint program. This effort at revision is fascinating, as it allows me to see how my writing ability progressed over time.(less)
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Legacy of the Lake

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The Money Game

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Lightning's Child

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Secrets

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New America

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The Inheritors

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Marginal People

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