Peter Michael grew up on four continents and worked in a fifth in a career of writing, international advisory roles and teaching. His first literary prize came as an undergraduate for an article on British polymath James Clerk Maxwell. Four of his eight books have won national book prizes. He has appeared on C-SPAN, National Public Radio, ABC News, America Untold, Home & Garden TV and High Noon Entertainment, and is a sought-after speaker on his book topics. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Berkeley and Princeton, he has taught at universities in the United States, Japan, Thailand and Costa Rica. 

He and his wife Vicki, a painter, are the seventh generation of his family living on a historic Maryland farm founded in 1768 by the youngest son of Francis Michael. The farm is powered entirely by sun and wind.

Prizes Awarded to Peter Michael Books 

First Explorer

eLit Bronze Medal in Biography


Running on Empty

 eLit Gold Medal in Political and Economic Affairs

eLit Bronze Medal for Travel Essays

Remembering John Hanson

eLit Silver Medal in Biography

 USA Best Book Finalist Award in Biography

Palace of Yawns

 IPPY Silver Medal in Foreign Affairs