July 22-25, 2021
New York City


Michael La Ronn

Michael La Ronn is the author of over 50 science fiction & fantasy novels and self-help books for writers. His books include The Good Necromancer series, The Last Dragon Lord series, and the Android X series, to name just a few. His writing is about heroes rising up against incredible odds to be the best possible versions of themselves.

Michael devoted himself to the writing life in 2012 after a near-death experience with a deadly illness. Realizing that life was too short to die without pursuing his passions, he dedicated himself to being an industry-savvy author, marketer, and entrepreneur.

When he’s not writing novels, Michael runs the popular YouTube channel, Author Level Up, where he publishes weekly advice videos for writers. Author Level Up has over 25,000 subscribers and nearly 1 million lifetime views. He also hosts a podcast called Writing Tip of the Day, where he offers a short writing tip in 2-3 minutes each day.

Michael also serves as the Outreach Manager at the Alliance of Independent Authors, a nonprofit organization for self-published writers. He co-hosts the AskALLI Member Q&A Podcast where he answers new writers’ most burning questions about self-publishing. Michael is a dynamic public speaker and is an expert on productivity, writing business & craft. His main focus is writing the best books he can and helping other writers to do the same.

Michael was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and is a proud St. Louisan. He currently lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his wife and his daughter.