Michael Jarvis


Michael Jarvis was born on an air force base and traveled regularly, living as a child in Guam, Georgia, and England. He graduated from Florida International University and lives in Miami, scouting locations for various film projects and writing fiction.

His short story, American Kestrel, was published in The Secret of Salt: An Indigenous Journal (Key West) in 2008.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Peter Matthiessen, Cormac McCarthy, Charles Portis, Denis Johnson, David Mitchell, Haruki Murakami
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Where to find Michael Jarvis online


DOG-HEAD Tales from the Neotropics
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,460. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
From a Caribbean island and the pursuit of a legendary boa constrictor, to the Belizean jungle and a fixation on the demise of the Maya civilization, to the Gulf of Honduras and a journey into ancestor worship, these tropical stories blend and explore history, religion, mythology, travel, mystery, illness, the nature of man, the nature of the beast, obsession, and the lure of discovery.
Field of Vision
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,150. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.42 from 12 reviews)
American photographer Jake Mayfield finds racial trouble and multiple passions on a beautiful Caribbean island. A surprising literary adventure story of sex, war, art, love, travel and survival.