Michael A. Smith
- Born: Kansas, The United States.
- Description: Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.
Michael A. Smith was born in 1942. He earned a baccalaureate degree in history from Kansas Wesleyan University. He attended graduate school at the University of Kansas for two years.
From 1968-73, he worked for several Midwestern newspapers as a reporter, columnist, editor, and editorial writer, specializing in coverage of politics and education.
From 1973-81, he was Associate Director, Illinois Board of Higher Education. Thereafter, he served as Press Secretary to U.S. Congressman Richard Durbin, who later became a U.S. Senator representing Illinois.
From 1984-87, he was Vice President, Public Relations, for the Futures and Options Industry Association, a Washington, D.C. trade association.
During 1992-93, he worked as as a reporter for The Training Times, the newspaper of the Seventh Army Training Command, Grafenwoehr, Germany. Among other subjects, he wrote about the plight of refugees from the Balkan wars.
Since then, he has pursued creative writing, having published to date eight novels and a book of essays. He is also working on an illustrated children's story and several screenplays. (Source: Amazon.com)