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UNF Professor Leads Double Life, With A Side of Sinister

10:54 PM, Jun 8, 2011   |    comments
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The cover of a couple of Wiley's books

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Whoa, whoa, whoa... before you get worried, just know that this double life isn't a bad one. No, this story is NOT about a professor who's made bad decisions. This story is about a 13-year University of North Florida English professor who teaches English Romanticism by day.

But it's Michael Wiley's second job that prompts the "sinister" tag in the headline.

"I spend my days talking poetry and of the poets that winded through England," he said.

"My nights are spent writing in the noir scenes of Chicago."

Wiley has written speeches, essays, and has had articles published in magazines.

But it's his latest project, his private detective based series of novels that seems to have him most excited.

"The three titles are The Last Strip Tease, The Bad Kitty Lounge and A Bad Night's Sleep," he said.

His latest, A Bad Night's Sleep, will be released on June 21.

You can click here to get more info on the author, and for more about his books.  

But despite the sometimes sexy and violent world he writes in, Wiley comes across as soft spoken.

"I'm a calm kind of person," the father of three said. "But I tend toward the dark side when I'm writing, and maybe that's why I'm calm otherwise."

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