Michael J. Coffino
Services Offered
Ghostwriting; Agent Querying and Publisher Submissions; Book Proposals; Writing Coaching; Freelance Editing (including Developmental)
Most Recent Book Title
Murder, Kidnapping, and the Banty Rooster
Book Description
During the late evening of May 18, 2002, Ashley Elliott’s father, Carter Elliott, a prominent local businessman, and a young protégé, became the first double homicide victims in the history of Conway, Arkansas. The Conway PD, Arkansas State Police, and FBI combined to launch a painstaking investigation into what seemed a meticulously planned mob-style execution. There were no eyewitnesses, heard disturbances, fingerprints, or DNA.

After several weeks of investigation, with numerous theories emerging, law enforcement had made no progress. They had no motive. They had no suspects. Then, one month after the murders, Lark Elliott, the estranged wife of Carter Elliott, went missing.

Was there a connection?

The Demon in Disguise chronicles the more than a decade rollercoaster journey of Ashley Elliott with the criminal justice system in pursuit of answers and justice. When would it end and what would it ultimately produce?
Additional Book Titles
Play It Forward: From Gymboree to the Yoga Mat and Beyond
Let's Get It: Hustle and Grind Your Way to Self-Empowerment
Truth Is in the House (fiction)
The Other Classroom: The Essential Importance of High School Athletics
Odds-On Basketball Coaching: Making High-Percentage Strategic Decisions in Game Situations
Prepping for Success: The Ultimate Handbook for the Beginner High School Basketball Coach
My Story: A Life of Resilience and Love, a Memoir
Location (city/state/country)
San Francisco/CA/USA
Author bio
Before becoming a full-time writer and editor, Michael Coffino had two parallel careers: one in the courtroom and the other in the gymnasium. He was a business litigation and trial attorney and legal writing instructor for almost four decades and concurrently devoted twenty-five years as a basketball coach, primarily at the high school level.

As of this publication, he has written or co-authored nine books, including Truth is in the House, his debut novel.

Michael also ghostwrites a variety of material, including non-fiction books, web content and blogs, writes articles and blogs, and freelance edits.

Michael grew up in the Bronx, in its Mott Haven and Highbridge neighborhoods. He earned a BS in Education from the City University of New York and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Michael plays guitar, holds a black belt in karate, is a workout junkie, hikes regularly in the hills and mountains of California and Colorado, and plays pickle ball. He lives in Marin County, California and has two adult sons, both teachers and high school basketball coaches.
Professional Speaker Topics
The Art of Memoir
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

"Every client is the only client."

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