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Michael Byars Lewis, is the International Bestselling Author of the Jason Conrad thriller series, has been on numerous author panels at writer’s conferences such as Thrillerfest, The Louisiana Book Festival, and Killer Nashville. The Jason Conrad Thriller Series, consisting of Retribution, Surly Bonds, The Right to KnowVeil of Deception, and The Quiet Professional has garnered fifteen book awards. 


Michael is a former AC-130U Spooky Gunship Evaluator Pilot with 18 years in Air Force Special Operations Command.  A 25-year Air Force pilot, he has flown special operations combat missions in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  He served as an Expeditionary Squadron Commander for AC-130U combat operations in Iraq and spent his final assignment on active duty instructing and mentoring the next generation of gunship pilots at the Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center’s schoolhouse for flight instruction, the 19th Special Operations Squadron. Michael is currently a pilot for a major U.S. airline.


Active in his community, Michael has mentored college students on leadership development and team-building and is a facilitator for an international leadership training program.  He has teamed with the Air Commando Foundation, which supports Air Commando’s and their families’ unmet needs during critical times.


While his adventures have led to travels all around the world, Michael lives in Florida with his wife Kim.

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