Michael Dutton was raised in Absecon, New Jersey, but currently resides with his wife, Carol, and their two daughters, Meghan and Katelin, in Newport, Rhode Island. He graduated from Richard Stockton College summa cum laude with a degree in Modern Literature and, thereafter participated in the graduate program in Comparative Literature at Penn State in the "Happy Valley" of State College, Pennsylvania. Once upon a time, he attended the University of Miami as well, but that's another story entirely - certainly one with an existential twist...He received an A.A. in Psychology from Atlantic Community College too, but, after realizing that his bout with chronic schizophrenia was self-induced, he moved on to philosophical speculation, literary endeavors and occasional flights of fancy.  At Monmouth College Michael discovered the marvels of "generally accepted accounting principles" which became instrumental in actually generating funds to pay for mortgages, automobiles, comic books, a trip to London, Swiss chocolates, wine, college tuition for his daughters, things like that. Oh, yeah...it also provided him with the know-how to launch Hospitality ReCourses, Ltd (the company that makes $$$) and Linden Park Publishers, Ltd (the company that does not)... 

The Novels and Short Stories...

The Christmasville Trilogy

Christmasville represents the premier novel in the Christmasville Trilogy and was awarded Finalist status in the Eric Hoffer, the Mom's Choice and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. "In Christmasville," Michael imparts, "I wanted to achieve a seemingly simple, carefully tailored objective: I wanted to tell a story - as engaging for a sixteen-year-old as for a reader, sixty." The second novel in the trilogy, Finding Christmasville, was published in 2012 while the third novel, Saving Christmasville, is slated for publication in 2017. 

Gamurai and the Feng Shui Sisters

The author is currently writing the script for a graphic novel, Gamurai and the Feng Shui Sisters, which reveals the adventures and experiences of the sisterly duo as they attempt to remediate breaches, violations - indeed, crimes - of such offensive magnitude that all but the most mindlessly insentient would fail to register an assault upon their delicate, aesthetic sensibilities.

Dexter Dexterious (Emperor of the House of Cards)

 Michael at a townhouse in the North End of Boston

Michael at a townhouse in the North End of Boston

Clam digger and construction worker; truck driver and warehouseman, controller, consultant and...Michael was employed in a wide variety of capacities. "I've never had what you would call a career but, rather, a compilation of disparate job functions. But only one provides me with any sense of accomplishment - and it isn't in the list above. However..."


 The "illumination pillar," fabricated of porcelain tiles, art glass, bisque masks and bits of jewelry by Stephen Albright and presented to his wife, Caroline, in  Finding christmasville.    

The "illumination pillar," fabricated of porcelain tiles, art glass, bisque masks and bits of jewelry by Stephen Albright and presented to his wife, Caroline, in Finding christmasville.