Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon is a writer of books, magazine articles, and essays on all sorts of subjects—art and failing artists, Southern California, science and technology, baseball and sports, music, food, American social and cultural history, childhood and fatherhood, and much more. He lives in Minnesota.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”—Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Kurt Vonnegut (novelist and artist), Tracey Kidder (author of nonfiction books), and Philip K. Dick (writer of science fiction)

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I learned in grade school that by writing stories I could connect with, and even entertain, other people, and there is no better feeling in the world than this.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Keep writing, keep learning, and keep an open mind.