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Michael Gorton

Michael Gorton

Michael Gorton grew up as the poor kid next door with big dreams. After high school, with no money in his pocket, he went off to college, and worked full time to pay tuition, room and board - not an easy task in engineering school! Ultimately, Michael earned degrees in Engineering, Physics and Law - all while working full time. After 11 years in corporate America, Gorton became a serial entrepreneur who has now founded 8 companies. Amongst those are notables: Internet Global, Palo Duro Records and TelaDoc (the world’s largest telemedicine company). Michael has been a prolific writer, authoring technical articles on a wide range of topics including Internet, power systems, remote metering and disconnect, solar, electric vehicles, healthcare, telemedicine, astronomy, physics and music.

Forefathers & Founding Fathers is Michael’s 5th novel. The first four: USSA, Lex Talionis, Tachyon Tunnel, and Born Again American were all written for fun with the intent of giving to a small group of friends and family. Interestingly, Born Again American has seen a good response from readers. In the beginning, Forefathers was intended just for "friends & family," but while researching, Gorton realized this was an important and unknown piece of history that needed to be told.

Michael is a runner, martial artist and mountain climber. He and his sons hold black belts in Kenpo karate. The entire family has a goal of climbing the highest points of elevation in the fifty states. They have 38 done.

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