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Michael Thal

About The Author

Michael Thal is the author of six published novels—Goodbye Tchaikovsky, The Abduction of Joshua Bloom, and The Koolura Series—The Legend of Koolura, Koolura and The Mystery at Camp Saddleback, and Koolura and the Mayans. His newest novel, The Lip Reader, written for adults, was published in November, 2021.


Moving from the frigid Northeast to comfy Southern California in 1973, Michael taught elementary and middle school for 28 years until a freak virus left him deafened at the age of 50. He reinvented himself as a writer composing over 80 published articles in print magazines as well as novels for middle grade and high school aged students.


You can learn more about Michael Thal on his website and blog at His books can be purchased on his website or on

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The Lip Reader
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