Michael Bailey is a recipient and eight-time nominee of the Bram Stoker Award, a four-time Shirley Jackson Award nominee, a multiple recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award, and over two dozen independent publishing accolades.

He has authored numerous novels, novellas, novelettes, and fiction & poetry collections. Recent publications include Agatha’s Barn, a tie-in novella to Josh Malerman’s Carpenter’s Farm, a collaborative novella with Erinn L. Kemper called The Call of the Void, and Sifting the Ashes,a poetry collection with Marge Simon. His manuscript for a nonfiction book Righting Writing is usedas curriculum for writers at Manuscripts LLC.

Along with being the screenwriter for Madness and Writers: The Untold Truth, he runs the small press Written Backwards and has edited and published twelve anthologies, such as The Library of the Dead, Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors, and the Chiral Mad series.

He lives in Costa Rica where he is rebuilding his life after surviving one of the most catastrophic wildfires in California history, which is explored in his memoir Seven Minutes.


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LVP Publications: “Pulp Horror Author Interview with Michael Bailey”

Join Me in the Madhouse: “Author/Editor Interview: Michael Bailey, Wanted in the Madhouse” by Stephanie M. Wytovich

Imperfect Clarities: “Interview with Michael Bailey of Written Backwards!

Suspense Magazine: “On the Experimental Fringe of Horror Fiction: an Interview with Michael Bailey” by Weldon Burge

Unnerving Magazine: “Feature Interview with Michael Bailey” by Eddie Generous

Horror Writers Association: “Know a Nominee” by Emma Audsley

Cemetery Dance: “Exploring the Dark Side of Sci-Fi with Michael Bailey & Richard Chizmar.

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