Michael J. Alcorn

Biography

The first thing you need to know about this author is that the most important title I hold is “family man.” I have been married to my wife, Sheryl, for almost 20 years, and we have three amazing children who motivate and inspire me every day. We live in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, close to where we both grew up.

My second title is “teacher:” I have been a public school music teacher for 23 years, after earning degrees from the University of Colorado and the University of Northern Colorado. Actually, writing is a relatively recent development, starting with political blogging and doodlings about 14 years ago. That passion has grown over the years, leading to the completion of a collaborative self-help book in 2009 ["Get It"], a regular column on culture and life for The Arvada Press starting in 2011, periodic contributions to the Denver Post as a “Colorado Voices” columnist, and, now, four novels.

In my free time, I am a personal trainer and fitness enthusiast, a martial artist, and a bad golfer (aren't we all?). We worship at the Arvada Covenant Church, where I am a member of the worship team.

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Books

The First Cut
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 24,440. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
A close escape from the police. A surprise invitation to Thanksgiving. A sweet but foolish family. A chance to score big. And a glimpse of what his life could be like if his destiny went a different direction. Answering the eternal question: does one act of random kindness have the power to change hearts?
Gameplan: Inside Hell, Inc.
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 43,910. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
With the world on the brink of a new Dark Ages, Hell assigns a team of demons to make certain that their plans come to fruition. But, not only must this team deal with the champion that The Enemy has chosen, but, to do so, they have to navigate the corporate culture of an afterworld grown bloated and bumbling.
Enemies Unseen
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,250. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
"Enemies Unseen" is the story of Rick Dyer, an ordinary man who, one night, is forced to defend his family from a violent home invasion. He survives, with a few scars, and becomes a reluctant local celebrity. But when forces in the culture turn on him to fuel their own ambitions, he is pushed into a position where he must choose between fighting back, or giving in to his fears and fading away.
The Accidental Christmas
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 21,490. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
When cancer took from Richard she whom he treasured most in the world, he left the world behind, and retreated into a cave of his own grief. But God never lost sight of him, never gave up on him, and one extraordinary night, He sends Richard a series of encounters to coax him back to the Light. Through these, Richard rediscovers what it means to serve, to live, and to love.

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