Michael Byars Lewis
and author Michael Byars Lewis is a man of various talents.
Trained as an artist as a young man, he worked his way
through college selling paintings and working as an
illustrator for a Baton Rouge advertising agency.
After graduating from Louisiana State University, he
did what every college graduate does . . . he moved to the
beach to sell suntan lotion. After getting serious about
life, he set his sights on a flying career, sold everything
he had that would sell, and began taking flight lessons. His
first flight, in a Cessna 152, was a memorable one. It took
place on a grass runway and the first approach to land had
to go around because a cow was on the runway! Things
improved from there and Michael went on to a distinguished
military and civilian flying career
in a variety of high performance aircraft.
A professional pilot, he has accumulated over 5,000
flying hours in military and civilian flying, including his
time as an airline pilot flying the 737-200 and the 737-800.
years ago, Michael was contemplating writing a book and had
the opportunity to meet with the late western author, Johnny
Quarles. This was an inspirational meeting and
Johnny's words of encouragement resonated with Michael for
years. What had started out as a glimmer of an idea,
quickly evolved into SURLY BONDS, Michael's first novel.
It was a long, hard road since pen was first put to
paper . . . and several computers later . . . here we are.
Michael's adventures have given him the opportunity to
travel around the world but he lives happily in Navarre,
Florida with his wife Kim. SURLY BONDS is his first
SURLY BONDS is
published via SATCOM Publishing. Feedback on the book has
been great! Let us know what you think!
They said it would be the highest of highs and the lowest of
In 1995, Jason
Conrad, Second Lieutenant United States Air Force wanted to
be a pilot. Struggling through pilot training, all he wanted
to do was graduate and fly jets. But Jason has a
secret, one too big to keep hidden for long and his
struggles in pilot training soon became overshadowed by
gambling, scandal, and murder. Jason must decide what is
more important in his life, his relationships or his career,
as he discovers the recently declared dead 'Cold War' is
alive and well. He quickly finds himself injected into the
Presidential race of 1996, engaged in a deadly race against
time. In his first action packed novel, Michael Byars Lewis
weaves a complex thriller that takes you on a wild adventure
filled with twists and turns from the skies over Enid,
Oklahoma to the streets of Moscow and will leave you
guessing until the very end!