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.


  • This book will appeal to anyone who likes a good read, who is interested in what is happening on the front lines of the fracking industry (many story elements are... Read more →

  • This fictionalized story embodies the issues of “fracking”. It should be a primer for anyone with a well nearby, or a concern about the unknown impacts of “fracking”on the environment,... 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 →

  • 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 →

  • I really loved reading this book! The Fracking War is a suspense novel full of intrigue and romance yet also informs the reader of the major issues around fracking (oil... Read more →