Michael Harris


Michael Harris grew up in Dunsmuir, Calif., served with the 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam, has a B.A. in English from the University of Oregon, an M.A.T. from Harvard and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and worked as a reporter and editor for several West Coast newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times. He and his family live in Long Beach.

He is the author of "The Chieu Hoi Saloon" (PM Press, 2010) and "Canyon: Two Dunsmuir Stories," both available on Amazon.

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Romantic History
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 164,800. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Coming of age
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Paul Siebert is a reporter, a shy, depressive Vietnam veteran. Maggie Ryan is a wild child, a rape victim, a musician, an armed robber. When they meet at a halfway house in Seattle in 1971, they are clearly wrong for each other. Yet whatever connects them -- call it love, call it obsession -- is enough to threaten their settled lives and marriages 35 years later.

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Smashwords book reviews by Michael Harris

  • Opalescence: The Middle Miocene Play of Color on Feb. 07, 2014

    If you want an exciting adventure story with scientific heft and philosophical depth, read Ron Rayborne's debut novel, "Opalescence." It's set in a near-future of overpopulation and environmental collapse, when the human experiment seems a colossal failure and there's no way out -- except for time travel to the unspoiled Earth of 15 million years ago. Scientist Julie Pine is sent back to the Miocene, along with a bodyguard, Jaqzen, who represents the greedy, rapacious side of humankind that brought about the crisis in the first place. When they don't return, Julie's husband is sent in search of her. Because of a control-room shootout between rebels and the fascistic government, Tom lands at the right time in the past but at the wrong place -- 600 miles away from where Julie and Jaqzen are. He must hike the whole length of what will become California, surviving its terrors and savoring its beauties, before the showdown that will determine what kind of second chance, if any, the human race is going to have. A natural storyteller as well as a dogged researcher, Rayborne keeps us turning the pages even as we learn about this fascinating lost world.