Michael Ransom

Fiction Writer

Kinnelon, NJ
New Jersey US

Author's Bio

MICHAEL RANSOM is the debut author of The Ripper Gene (Tor-Forge) which won the Silver Falchion Award for Best Horror Mystery and the Killer Nashville Judge’s Choice award for Best Serial Killer Mystery.  The Ripper Gene was called “scary as the devil” by Suspense Magazine and hailed as both a “cleverly crafted thriller” (DNA Science Blog), and a “smart, sophisticated murder mystery” (Killer Nashville).  He incorporates futuristic scientific premises into his fiction, and his writing style “weaves cutting edge science into literary art in Michael Crichton fashion” (Bloodshed.com) and is hailed as “a worthy hybrid of Thomas Harris and Douglas Preston” (Providence Review). In addition to being a writer, the author is also a pharmaceutical executive and an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Originally raised in Mississippi, he now makes his home in Kinnelon, New Jersey with his wife and two children. He enjoys interacting with fans and readers on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter and other social media venues.  The Ripper Gene is his first novel.

Literary agent: 
Susan Gleason

Publications & Prizes

The Ripper Gene (Forge Books, 2015)
Prizes won: 
  1. Silver Falchion Literary Award  - Best Horror Mystery (2016)
  2. Killer Nashville Judges Choice - Best Serial Killer Mystery (2016)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Nelson DeMille Stephen King Douglas Preston Harlan Coben Neil Gaiman Gillian Flynn Michael Crichton Barb and JC Hendee Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
What I'm reading now: 
The Cleaner by Mark Dawson, The Tomb by F. Paul Wilson

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Born in: 
Decatur, AL
Raised in: 
Corinth, MS
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Last update: Jun 24, 2019