On this Saturday afternoon, Seattle novelist Michael Schein will be in the store signing copies of his latest book, The Bones Beneath Our Feet.
Michael is the author of 3 novels: the 3rd an untitled literary crime novel, the 2nd Bones Beneath Our Feet (historical, due out 2011), and the 1st Just Deceits: A Historical Courtroom Mystery (Bennett & Hastings 2008). He has taught both poetry and fiction at Port Townsend Writers Conference, and is Director of LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop, and the 2011 Burning Word. His co-authored stage adaptation of Just Deceits is currently being shopped for production by a Tony Award-winning producer. His poems and stories are widely published in such euphonious journals as Slow Trains, Chrysanthemum, The Ledge, Pontoon, American Drivel Review, Elysian Fields, RockSaltPlum, Runes, Lilies & Cannonballs, Drash, The November 3rd Club, Floating Bridge Review, Chest, and an anthology, The Art of Bicycling (Breakaway Books 2005). His work has received two Pushcart Nominations, as well as awards in the 2010 Auburn Parade of Poets, 2010 Shoreline Arts Festival, 2007 San Francisco Writers Conference, 2006 Washington Poets Association poetry contest, finalist in the 2005 Ledge Chapbook Contest and the 2006 Elixir Press Poetry Book Award, and two Honorable Mentions from Writers’ Journal Poetry Contest in 2005. Michael is a former board member of the Washington Poets Association, and the former Executive Director of Tieton Arts & Humanities. Born & raised in Vermont, Michael attended Reed College in Portland. Michael has lived in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle for over 20 years, where he has raised two daughters and a glaring of cats with his wife Carol, a Feldenkrais practitioner.