mike mcgowan is an oil painter out of los angeles, CA.  

mike attended school in what seems like another lifetime where he received a master's degree in art. mike's work has found its way into or onto Hobart, the Nashville ReviewUCLA's the beat, Coffin Bell, Monkeybicycle, and various peoples' walls. 

for more information on mike's work, to get in touch, or to perhaps buy a painting, click here

to buy mike's book of short stories, click here

praise for mike's book:

"Essentially, a systematic review of must-read short stories" – Mike's therapist

"Inarguably profound, arguably the most profound"  – Coworker

"Like getting kicked in the junk, but in a good way. Does that make sense?" – Friend from rehab

"McGowan's prose will leave you weeping like a young mother, helpless on a flooded riverbank, her brood washing away in the summer monsoon" – School counselor 

"Mandatory bathroom reading" – Mindfulness coach

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