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Michael Potts

Linden, North Carolina, United States


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ichael Potts grew up near Smyrna, Tennessee and is currently Professor of Philosophy at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His Ph.D. is from The University of Georgia. Michael has numerous academic publications and presentations, and he co-edited the book, "Beyond Brain Death: The Case Against Brain Based Criteria for Human Death" (Kluwer, 2000). Michael is a 2007 graduate of The Writers Loft at Middle Tennessee State University and a 2007 graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. His first novel, "End of Summer," was published in 2011 by WordCrafts Press. His second novel, "Unpardonable Sin," was published in 2014, also by WordCrafts Press. He has self-published one book, "Hiding from the Reaper and Other Horror Poems." His poetry has been published in Journal of the American Medical Association, Iodine Poetry Journal, Poems & Plays, and other literary journals. His poetry chapbook, "From Field to Thicket," won the 2006 Mary Belle Campbell Poetry Book Award of the North Carolina Writers Network. His creative nonfiction essay, "Haunted," won the Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Award, also sponsored by the North Carolina Writers Network. Besides reading and writing, he enjoys chess, vegetable gardening, canning, and ghost investigations (just for fun!). He and his wife, Karen, live with their three cats, Frodo, Rosie, and Pippin, in Linden, North Carolina.

Interests: Southern Fiction, Southern Gothic, Horror

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • End of Summer
  • Unpardonable Sin
  • Poetry

  • Hiding from the Reaper and Other Horror Poems