Michael Malone is a prize-winning poet and author who was born and brought up in the heart of Burns’ country, in Ayr.
He has published over 200 poems in literary magazines throughout the UK, including New Writing Scotland, Poetry Scotland and Markings. His career as a poet has also included a (very) brief stint as the Poet-In-Residence for an adult gift shop. Blood Tears, his bestselling debut novel won the Pitlochry Prize from the Scottish Association of Writers. Other published work includes: Carnegie’s Call, A Taste for Malice, The Guillotine Choice, Beyond the Rage and The Bad Samaritan. His psychological thriller, A Suitable Lie, was a number one bestseller on AU/UK ebook charts, and House of Spines soon followed suit. Michael is a regular reviewer for the hugely popular crime fiction website Crime Squad, a former Regional Sales Manager at Faber & Faber, and he has also worked as an IFA and a bookseller.