About the Author:


Michael Ringering

Literary Fiction, Military Fiction,
Historical Fiction, Short Stories

Michael Ringering was born in Alton, IL, and raised in nearby East Alton. When he was in the third grade at East Alton Elementary School, Michael selected Miriam E. Mason’s Broomtail for a class-assigned book report, and from that moment on, set his sights on wanting to write short stories and other works of fiction. He graduated from East Alton-Wood River High School in 1984, and in 1989 earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Murray State University. Following a 14-year career working in media relations and communications in Major League Baseball, he entered the healthcare industry as a specialty practice administrator. He resides in Southern Illinois with a menagerie of animals.

Author Photo Credit: Juliana Barnerd

Featured Books by
Michael Ringering


Literary Fiction /
Military Fiction /
Historical Fiction

A dying wish and a mysterious manuscript bring to light a heart-rending tale of one soldier’s undying commitment to pay a debt owed, transcending both ideology and racial divide, leading to the ultimate price paid.

“The story is full of action, excitement, and battles, which will keep all the adrenaline junkies extremely happy. Yet, it is beautifully blended with deep and powerful emotions that will pull at any reader’s heartstrings. …I doubt I’ve been this impressed with any author’s work the first time I’ve read them….” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Grant Leishman (5 STARS)

“Michael Ringering weaves a beautifully layered story, against the most extreme of circumstances, reminding us that what we share will always be more powerful than contemporary forces that would seek to divide. A Debt of War is truly a masterful and timeless piece.” ~ Lt. Col. Casey Grider, United States Air Force


Literary Fiction /
Magical Realism /
Visionary & Metaphysical

With only a mysterious telegram, improbable email, and antique newspaper as his guides, Jack London Clarke is thrust into an epic, unsuspecting journey of redemption and self-discovery.

“This book wore me out—in a thrilling and unsuspecting way! Just when you think you have the plot figured out, author Michael Ringering sends you careening down a different path. The story is an incredible look at how some forget those things most important in life.” ~ Jed Mescon, News Anchor, WRCB-TV, Chattanooga, TN


Literary Fiction /
Military Fiction

Bobby Lee Darrow has always been consumed with self and finding the easy way out in life. Now, fresh off a court hearing in which he’s sentenced to community service, he reluctantly reports to an assisted living facility in his hometown of Talladega, Alabama.

He spends the next several months serving as an orderly, and uncharacteristically befriends a resident, a lonely World War II vet battling dementia, who’s concealing a wartime secret and claims of a long-lost love.

Captivated by the vet, and with a growing desire to uncover the truth about the man’s mysteries, Bobby embarks on a journey across the country. Along the way, he makes lifelong friends while discovering a newfound purpose for his life.


Coming soon….

Published Books

Published Short Stories

Published Anthologies

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