Michael McCord, the former political editor and columnist for The Portsmouth (NH) Herald, is an award-winning journalist and writer.
A U.S. Army veteran, he covered his first presidential primary campaign in 1980 and has written for dozens of publications – including the Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Globe, New Hampshire Business Review, Boston Herald, New Hampshire Magazine – and has won New England & New Hampshire press association awards for investigative reporting, political commentary, feature and historical writing, and business journalism.
Among many adventures, he profiled James Dougherty, Marilyn Monroe’s mostly unknown unknown first husband, for Boston Globe Magazine. He also co-wrote the produced theatrical play “think twice before you think” about the life and writings of e e cummings. His essay on the history of the New Hampshire presidential primary was included in the 2008 analogy The American Presidency.
His Real America saga includes The Execution Channel: A Political Fable (2013) & End Times: More Great Adventures in Real America (2019). Penelope will be the final book in the trilogy.
He lives in Exeter, NH with his artist wife Anne and their cat Vito (the Twitter star of the family).
To learn more about Michael McCord visit his website at www.michaelmccordauthor.com.
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Topics of Conversation:
- A vision of “Real America”
- How the Real America in the book compares to the current political climate in the U.S.
- Satire – a fun book to write
- How the Information Warfare plot plays out
- Promoting and Self-Publishing
- and more!
About End Times: More Great Adventures in Real America
Set in an alternative (yet eerily familiar) political universe, the fantastical and farcical End Times: More Great Adventures in Real America answers the questions: what happens when America goes politically bonkers?
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