Michael Barson has been in book publicity since 1984, working as a publicist at Pantheon, FSG, Putnam (for 21 years) and most recently Poisoned Pen Press, from 2016 until this month. The authors he has represented over those 36 years include C.J. Box, Kurt Vonnegut, Robert B. Parker, Nick Hornby, Lee Child, Philip Kerr, Tom Clancy, Dave Barry, Art Spiegelman, Sara Paretsky, W.E.B Griffin, Reed Farrell Coleman, Ace Atkins, Barry Eisler and Jeffrey Siger. He has a PhD in American Culture from BGSU and is the author or coauthor of 14 books about popular culture, including True West, Red Scared!, Teenage Confidential and Lost, Lonely & Vicious. He lives in NH with his wife and assorted spoiled pets.