Michael Burns

was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. My family moved to New Hampshire in 1950 where I attended high school, graduating in 1957. I deferred entrance to college to serve in the U.S. Navy for four years, seeing duty in Southeast Asia in the early days of the Vietnam War. After mustering out of the Navy, I returned to New Hampshire where I met and married my wife, and matriculated at the University of New Hampshire.


Encouraged by my freshman English teacher, I first became interested in writing fiction in 1963. I continued writing after being inspired by the late Thomas Williams, National Book Award-winning author and mentor to many young writers, among them John Irving.


In 1971 I joined the faculty of St. Paul's School, a college preparatory boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire. I retired from that school in 2004 after 33 years of teaching chemistry, life science, and creative writing. At present, I am living with my wife in rural New Hampshire where I am at work on his fourth novel. Gemini, my first novel, was published by Poncha Press in 2001. Where You Are is my second novel.

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