About The Author
Michael Thal, is the author of five published novels—The Koolura Series (3 books), The Abduction of Joshua Bloom (Solstice, 2014, MT Associates, 2020) and Goodbye Tchaikovsky (Royal Fireworks Press, 2012, 2020). Thal was an elementary and middle school teacher for 28 years until a rare virus left him deafened over-night. He reinvented himself becoming an award-winning author. His inspiring essay, “The Lip Reader,” won first place in the Inspirational category of the 73rd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. His novel, The Lip Reader, will soon be published by Paper Angel Press. You can learn more about the author on his website and blog at http://www.michaelthal.com/blog. His Twitter handle is @koolura, he has a Facebook following of over 2000 “friends,” and he is also a PAL member of SCBWI. You can email him at email@example.com.