About the Author

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    Michael J. Fitzgerald has been a magazine and newspaper journalist for nearly 40 years, adding novelist to his resume with the publishing of The Fracking War (Mill City Press, Minneapolis, MN) in 2014.

    Fitzgerald has worked as an editor and writer for six daily newspapers in California and as a contributing writer with Reuters News Service and the Bureau of National Affairs. He has published in numerous sailing and boating magazines including Cruising World, Latitude 38, Blue Water Sailing, Living Aboard, Bay & Delta Yachtsman, and The Log newspaper.

    Additionally Fitzgerald has published in many other magazines including California Lawyer, Prosper Magazine, Sacramento Magazine, Popular Computing, Dog Fancy, Pool and Spa News and Mountain Home Magazine.

    He writes a weekly column titled “Write On” for the Finger Lakes Times daily newspaper in Geneva, New York and is a correspondent for two upstate New York daily newspapers: The Elmira Star-Gazette and The Ithaca Journal.

    He is also co-owner and principal partner of *subject2change Media, a multi-media company involved in print, video and broadcast. The company produced Saving Perro Morro in December 2011.

    Fitzgerald and his wife Sylvia Fox spend their time in Mexico, California and the Finger Lakes region of Central New York.


  • You can definitely tell that Michael J. Fitzgerald has worked as a journalist. His prose is rich and attentive to detail, with meticulous effort used to set the scene. This style definitely served to give... Read more →

  • Excellent read. The beginning of the book sets the scene with background and facts regarding fracking. As you get deeper into the story, it’s hard to put it down. And... Read more →

  • I love good fiction. I loved this book! It kept my rapt attention, did not bury me in facts but informed. How refreshing to pick up an action mystery thriller that... Read more →

  • For this alarming subject, Michael Fitzgerald has woven a believable scenario with suspense and romance in recognizable locations. He has done his research, given his background in journalism, making the story... Read more →

  • The moment this book arrived, I couldn’t put it down. The issue of fracking is something that everyone should be thinking about, and in one enthralling novel, the author gives... Read more →