Michael Bracken, an award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction, and advertising copy, provides a variety of creative services to organizations and publishers worldwide.
In addition to writing advertising, media releases, and promotional material for businesses and nonprofit organizations, Michael is the author of 11 books and more than 1,500 shorter works published in more than 150 publications. He has edited five crime fiction anthologies and provides editorial services to book and periodical publishers.
He has received multiple awards for advertising copywriting, two Derringer Awards for short fiction, and the 2016 Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for lifetime achievement in short mystery fiction.
Michael regularly speaks about writing, editing, and publishing at conferences, conventions, and corporate seminars, and has taught non-credit courses for writers at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He’s been a guest speaker in classrooms at various universities, including Baylor University and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Michael is an active member of the following professional organizations:
Mystery Writers of America (Vice President, Southwest Chapter, 2003-2005)
Private Eye Writers of America (Vice President, 2006-2008)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Short Mystery Fiction Society (President, 2004-2006; Vice President, 2002-2004)
and is a past member of
He received a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing from Baylor University and currently serves clients and publishers from his office in Hewitt, Texas.
Seeking Anthology Submissions
Michael Bracken is currently seeking submissions to The Eyes of Texas, an anthology of private eye short stories set in Texas and scheduled for release in conjection with Bouchercon 2019 in Dallas. For complete details, visit The Eyes of Texas submission guidelines.
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