award-winning author

Michael Somers

Michael Somers is an author, speaker, consultant, and workshop facilitator who lives in mid-Michigan.

Michael Somers’ debut novel, STARVED, tells the story about 17-year-old Nathan Thomas, a high school senior who develops anorexia and bulimia to cope with the pressures of school and home. STARVED takes us into an inpatient eating disorders treatment program, and is a first-of-its-kind telling that reminds us boys get eating disorders, too.



STARVED has also earned Honorable Mention in the 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Books Award in the Middle-Grade/Young Adult category.



The author is available for visits to schools, libraries, and book or writing clubs.  He can also speak about eating disorders awareness and survival, and is affiliated with National Eating Disorders Association.

Michael Somers has worked as an English professor, educational consultant and professional development facilitator.

He can be reached at

By Michael Somers


Young Adult Novel

The day high-school senior Nathan Thomas throws up at school without needing to use his fingers is the day he knows his eating disorder is completely out of his control. The night his mother finds him collapsed in the living room is the night he nearly dies from his starvation. He is rushed to the hospital and admitted to an adolescent eating disorders unit. He weighs 112 pounds.

Nathan rebels by pretending to go along with the program at first, until his parents refuse to help in his recovery. With only his treatment team and fellow patients to rely on, Nathan comes to terms with the boy who lost himself and the young man who gains himself back, one pound at a time.

Starved should be in libraries and high schools throughout the country to help those going through an abusive household or struggling with body image (or both) … It is a powerful, well-crafted novel that deserves a high readership and accolades … The author has a rare talent for telling a story that needs to be told … This is the kind of book that changes lives.

– Judge, 22nd Annual Writer’s digest self-published book awards

Coming Soon!

Available Fall 2018

The Weekend Between

Book 2 in the STARVED Series

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