​Michael J. Alcorn

The first thing you need to know about this author is that the most important title I hold is “family man.” I have been married to my wife, Sheryl, for almost 20 years, and we have three amazing children who motivate and inspire me every day. We live in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, close to where we both grew up. 

​My second title is “teacher:” I have been a public school music teacher for 23 years. Actually, writing is a relatively recent development, starting with political blogging and doodlings about 14 years ago. That passion has grown over the years, leading to the completion of a collaborative self-help book in 2009 ["Get It"], a regular column on culture and life for The Arvada Press starting in 2011, periodic contributions to the Denver Post as a “Colorado Voices” columnist, and, now "The Accidental Christmas."

In my spare time, I am a fitness enthusiast, personal trainer, and martial artist. I also golf very badly (don't we all?), and enjoy reading a wide variety of genres. I was raised in a devout Roman Catholic family, and we now worship at the Arvada Covenant Church.