Michael Dempsey

Necropolis is Michael's first novel and the result of a lifetime's passion for speculative and crime fiction.

In addition to his new career as a novelist, Michael has written, acted and directed in theater, television and film in New York, Los Angeles, Louisville, Cleveland and other venues across the country.

As a writer, Michael wrote for network television in the 90s, most notably CBS's Cybill starring Cybill Shepherd. He has sold and optioned screenplays and television scripts to companies such as Christopher Lloyd's Tritone Productions and Carsey-Werner Productions (The Cosby Show, Roseanne, That 70's Show) in Los Angeles. His plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Washington and regionally in theaters such as Actors Theatre of Louisville. A member of the Writer's Guild of America, Michael's a past recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Fellowship for playwriting.

Michael is also an award-winning stage actor and director. These days his theatre work is mostly done close to home--locations such as Youngstown, Canton and Cleveland, Ohio.

Michael studied acting at Ohio State University before attending the prestigious Acting Apprenticeship program at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Michael was also one of twelve American actors selected to study Shakespearean Acting with the National Theatre of Great Britain and workshops at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He's taught pretty much every facet of theatre at different venues across the country; most recently at Fairmount Conservatory for the Performing Arts in Cleveland.

Michael currently lives in Ohio with his family. He's hard at work on his next novel. He welcomes correspondence at demzer@yahoo.com.