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Michael Jennings was raised and educated in Seattle, Washington. He was the fourth born of a large Catholic family of eleven children. He remained in Seattle until joining the Navy shortly after graduating from high school. After completing his naval service, he went to work for The Boeing Company while attending college.
In 1971, he relocated to Denver, Colorado where he pursued his college degrees on a full-time basis—graduating from Loretto Heights College (now Regis University) in 1973 with two B.A. degrees (Behavioral Sciences & Sociology) before moving on to the University of Colorado where he obtained an M.A. degree in Sociology (1974). In 1978, he returned to Seattle and The Boeing Company before retiring in 2003. Aside from writing his first novel, Flight Surgeon, he has written a full-length musical play, Blind Love, which awaits musical composition of the lyrics. He has also written, in conjunction with his son, Ryan, a play for his eighth-grade class, The Man Who Lost His Way. In addition to plays, lyrics and short stories, he has crafted over two-hundred poems, along with an animated story for young readers (Fluffy); all of which remain to be published. In the Fall of 2013, in collaboration with two fellow authors, he wrote a gag book titled, Understanding Women (A Guide for Male Survival). He is currently writing his second romance novel, which he hopes to publish sometime in 2014.
He has two adult children, Brendan and Ryan, and has recently taken up residence in Great Falls, Virginia, where he spends his days and evenings writing full time (between swim breaks). He is a voracious reader of novels and attends mass weekly at his local parish.