Hi, I’m Michael Loyd Gray, a novelist living in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I earned a MFA in English from Western Michigan University and have taught at colleges and universities in upstate New York, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Texas. I graduated from the University of Illinois with a Journalism degree and was a newspaper staff writer in Arizona and Illinois for ten years, conducting the last interview with novelist Erskine Caldwell. I’m the winner of the 2005 Alligator Juniper Fiction Prize and the 2005 The Writers Place Award for Fiction. Gray’s novel Well Deserved won the 2008 Sol Books Prose Series Prize. My novel Not Famous Anymore was awarded a grant by the Elizabeth George Foundation and was published by Three Towers Press (summer 2012). My novel December’s Children was a finalist for the 2006 Sol Books Prose Series Prize and is forthcoming (2012) from Sol Books as the young adult novel King Biscuit. I have written a sequel to Well Deserved called The Last Stop, and another novel called Blue Sparta. Recently I finished a novel titled Fast Eddie. I’m represented by Vilain-Innovations Literary Agency in The Netherlands.