Michael Biehl is the Washington Post bestselling author of the critically-acclaimed Karen Hayes Mystery Series, the novels Seven Mile Bridge and A Thoroughly Bad Individual, and numerous short stories and articles. Mike is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and a Partner Emeritus at Foley & Lardner LLP, where he was a founding partner of the firm's health law practice. He was chairman of the board of Milwaukee's Aurora Psychiatric Hospital and Aurora Behavioral Health Services, and an adjunct professor of law at Marquette University Law School. He is also a professional musician, playing keyboard with regional blues bands.
Mike is an avid outdoorsman and advocate for wilderness preservation. In 2007, Michael Biehl Park in Venice, Florida was named in recognition of his support of land conservation, as was the 283-acre Biehl Nature Preserve on Lake Twelve in Washington County, Wisconsin, in 2020.
Mike and his wife Cathleen divide their time between homes in Sarasota, Florida and Mequon, Wisconsin.
For Dear Life is his sixth novel.