Mike Erickson

PIANIST IN A BORDELLO has received the following awards and accolades: *Northern California Publishers and Authors - Third Place in General Fiction 2015 *Colorado Independent Publishers Book Awards - Two First Place Awards in Humor and Literary / Contemporary 2015 *Indie BRAG Awards: BRAG Medal 2015 *Readers' Favorite International Book Awards - Bronze Medal in Fiction-Historical-Personage 2016 *Next Generation Indie Book Awards - Finalist 2016 *Best Indie Book Award - Winner in Literary Mainstream 2016 The author, Mike C. Erickson grew up in the idyllic college town of Logan, Utah, but because of a twist of fate he graduated from high school in Honolulu. He left Hawaii brimming with aloha and enrolled at Utah State, where he was awarded two degrees and self-proclaimed minor intellectual status, which was of dubious value when the US Army invited him to vacation in South-East Asia. Ten days after leaving Vietnam, he began decades of dispensing pearls of wisdom as a high school history teacher, academic decathlon coach, and on occasion, as a community college instructor in the Sacramento area. Mike and his wife Trudy, have two grown sons and a new grandson born soon after this novel is published. When not in Hawaii or another exotic locale, they live in Gold River, California. This is his first novel