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Bonner, California is the idyllic Fire Valley town where Greg Lowell was born, the town from which his parents fled in terror four decades earlier. Now, curious about his origins, Greg returns to Bonner with his family. He’ll soon wish he had stayed away.

THE MODOC WELL is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


“Mike Sirota is an absolute pro of a writer!” – John Lescroart

“So great to have a new book from legendary writing coach Mike Sirota. When he writes, you should listen!” – Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Live to Tell.


Mike Sirota is the author of twenty published books with houses that include The Berkley Publishing Group (Penguin-Putnam), Bantam Books, Pocket Books, and Kensington Publishing Corp. For fourteen years he was an award-winning feature writer and editor for a Southern California newsmagazine. Mike has facilitated many read and critique workshops, and has taught seminars and classes for various educational systems. He is an instructor for the University of California, San Diego Extension and is presently a workshop leader for the Southern California Writers’ Conference and the La Jolla Writers Conference, and has also served on the faculty of the Alaska Writers Guild Conference. His new novel, The Burning Ground, will be published in 2012.

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