Michael J. Clark started his writing career in the field of automotive journalism, winning national awards in Canada for his writing and photography in both print and online publications. After retiring from reporting on all things car in 2015, he completed his first novel, Clean Sweep (ECW). A crime novel about a reformed smuggler who now runs a Winnipeg skid row mission that caters to ex-criminals and ex-addicts trying to make a better life, it has already received warm reviews: “There are some wild twists and turns in this gritty caper . . . Readers who like imperfect heroes and don’t mind grunge will clamor for a sequel” (Booklist). Clean Sweep won the Eileen Sykes MacTavish Award at the Manitoba Book Awards. His latest book, Mahoney’s Camaro (ECW Press), is a crime novel with a supernatural twist.
Clark lives in Winnipeg.