Born and raised in southern New Jersey, Michael Bradley spent eight years in radio broadcasting in New Jersey and West Virginia, including the Marconi award winning WVAQ in Morgantown. He has been “up and down the dial,” working as an on air radio personality, promotions director and even program director – all of them jobs that provided a wealth of fond, enduring, and, sometimes, scandalous moments. Some of them make it into his suspense novels. Particularly into his first, the supernatural thriller Sirens in the Night (2015), which was called a “smart, terrifying, heartbreaking” and “compelling read,” and his third, Dead Air (2020), a “phenomenal read” that will “make you look over your shoulder the moment night falls.”
Michael’s day job as an IT professional has taken him on frequent travels throughout the US and Europe. On his travels he’s met many people from diverse backgrounds, and he is grateful to all of them, as many of their quirks and habits also make it into his novels, albeit in clandestine and anonymous ways.
When he isn’t on the road, working, or writing, Michael hits the waterways in his kayak, paddling creeks, streams, and rivers all over Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. Or he reads to get inspired by writers such as P.D. James, Raymond Chandler, Leslies Charteris, Simon Brett, Terry Pratchett, and Ian Fleming. Michael is a member of Pennwriters and Mystery Writers of America, and he serves as the technical assistant to the director of ITW’s Pitch Fest and ConsultFest for the annual ThrillerFest conference.
Michael lives in Delaware with his wife Diane and their two furry four-legged “kids,” Preaya and Willie.