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MICHAEL BRADLEY

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. 

PHOTOS

 

Hanging out at the Hockessin Art & Book Fair with authors Todd Harra and Matty Dalrymple (November 10, 2018)

Meeting James Rollins at ThrillerFest (July 14, 2018)

ThrillerFest panel about creating suspense with co-panelists (R-L) Carter Wilson, Catherine Riggs, Eric Rickstad, Gin Phillips, Candice Fox, and panel master, Sandra Brannan. (July 14, 2018)

Meeting the creator of Rambo, David Morrell at ThrillerFest (July 14, 2018)

Found this in the hallway at ThrillerFest (July 12, 2018)

At the Collinswood Book Festival with fellow author Matty Dalrymple (October 6, 2018)

Having lunch in NYC with fellow writers (L-R) Gayle Lynds, Christine Schulden, and Don Helin

With Jon Land at ThrillerFest

Hanging out with NYT Bestselling thriller writer Jon Land at ThrillerFest (July 12, 2017)

With D.P. Lyle at ThrillerFest

Chatting with thriller writer D.P. Lyle at ThrillerFest (July 12, 2017)

Meeting thriller legends (L-R) Nelson DeMille, Sandra Brown, Lisa Gardner, and Goosebumps creator, R.L. Stine at ThrillerFest (July 14, 2017)

Reading at Noir At A Bar

Reading a short story at NOIR AT A BAR in West Chester, PA (October 18, 2017)

With Steve Berry at ThrillerFest

Meeting NYT Bestselling thriller writer Steve Berry at ThrillerFest (July 12, 2017)

With Lisa Scottoline

Hanging out with NYT bestselling author, Lisa Scottoline at the Chester County Book Company (March 23, 2016)

At the Tucson Festival of Books

In the Author Pavilion at the Tucson Festival of Books (March 12, 2016)

With Jonathan Maberry

Hanging out at the Tucson Festival of Books with NYT bestselling author, Jonathan Maberry (March 12, 2016)

With Jeffrey Deaver

Meeting NYT bestselling author Jeffrey Deaver at the Tucson Festival of Books (March 12, 2016)

With Hallie Ephron

With NYT bestselling author Hallie Ephron at the Writer's Digest Annual Conference in New York City (August 1, 2015)

With Tee Morris

Talking about beer with Steampunk author, Tee Morris at the Writer's Digest Annual Conference in New York City (August 1, 2015)

Speaking at Kingsway Reg. High Schoo

Speaking to creative writing students at Kingsway Regional High School (November 10, 2015)

With Lawrence Block

With the great Lawrence Block at ThrillerFest (July 6, 2016)

With Meg Gardiner

With NYT bestselling author Meg Gardiner at ThrillerFest (July 8, 2016)

With Harlen Coben

Meeting NYT best selling author, Harlen Coben at the Chester County Book Company (March 23, 2016)

At the Baltimore Book Festival

Signing books at the Baltimore Book Festival (September 23, 2016)

With Grant Blackwood

With NYT best selling author Grant Blackwood at ThrillerFest (July 5, 2016)

With Tess Gerritsen

With Rizzoli & Isles creator, Tess Gerritsen at ThrillerFest (July 8, 2016)

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Having lunch in NYC with fellow writers (L-R) Gayle Lynds, Christine Schulden, and Don Helin