OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAvid sailor and acclaimed author Michael Hurley will present “The Literary Author in the Age of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey'” at the Chanticleer Authors Conference 2014.


Hailing from Charleston, S.C. , Michael is an avid sailor who solo sailed 2,200 miles in a two-year voyage that ended with the loss of his boat, the Gypsy Moon. It was that voyage that inspired him to set sail on a new adventure: writing his memoir. Hachette Book Group published Once Upon a Gypsy Moon in 2013.

 His debut novel, The Prodigal, has received numerous accolades in the trade press and will be coming out soon as a film. His next novel is titled The Vineyard and is scheduled to be released in December 2014.  Michael Hurley is a member of the Bar in North Carolina and Texas and has been in trial practice since 1984.

We invite you to meet other members of the Chanticleer International Community of Authors at this fun and informative three day event featuring:

  • CBR Awards Banquet – You don’t have to be a CBR winner to attend this exciting event.
  • Sessions, workshops, and panel discussions
  • Keynote Speakers: Shari Stauch, Tyler Bird, and Diane Isaacs
  • Networking opportunities
  • Prizes and drawings
  • Books By the Bay Bookfair

Join us at the elegant  Hotel Bellwether on beautiful Bellingham Bay. Register today!