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D. Michael Poppe

D. Michael Poppe

D. Michael Poppe grew up in Iowa on a dairy farm. He had a love of art from a young age; drawing pictures, building toys, and writing stories. His upbringing was conservative and religious. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was Honorably discharged in 1971. He then attended the University of California at Irvine and studied art and music. He received a Studio Art degree in 1976. Dean has painted as a professional artist since college, and has examples of his work in numerous private collections. He retired in 2007 and finally had time for serious writing; Hummingbird Cantina is his second novel. The first novel, Match Play, was published in 2014. He still draws when he has time, and lives with his wife Ann and two recued dogs, Buster, and Sadie, in southwestern New Mexico

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