Michael Daswick

Michael Daswick writes a diverse array of inspirational, gripping, and touching fiction. He is the winner of both of Columbia’s prestigious literary awards: The Bennett Cerf Memorial Prize for Fiction and The Cornell Woolrich Fellowship for Creative Writing. His characters include ZIN MIGNON, the 13-year old chef extraordinaire with dark family secrets, and CHIP ROCK, the orphan who's aged out of a dingy orphanage in the (fictional) deteriorating SoCal beach town of No Palms. Always mixing unexpected humor and stirring drama, Michael's work can both shock and warm the heart.

Michael grew up in Pasadena, California where he worked in a much-maligned meat market, and played on beaches from Avalon to Zuma. That seedy meat shop and those beaches provide part of the setting for his epic novel, Chip Rock and the Fat Old Fart. Michael’s keen interest in food started in that same meat shop.

Michael and his wife Kim live in Scottsdale, Arizona. They have three children and two happy dogs. Everyone in the family offers a bounty of suggestions as to what direction his plot and characters should take next, and as any honest writer would tell you, this input is always invaluable. These novels would be much less than they are if not for this assistance.

Professionally, Michael has worked in the international golf industry and owned the leading dog shop in Scottsdale. He now writes full time.