The Land of Grace, a novel by Mike Burrell
The Land of Grace, a novel by Mike Burrell

Welcome to the internet home of The Land of Grace.  I’m determined to make my website more than just a cyber-business card.  On this page you’ll not only see writing about my book, about Elvis and about my own experience with an Elvis cult, but also about reading, and storytelling in general.

The Land of Grace, published by  Livingston Press, is a satirical novel that tells a story of family, hero worship and the basic human need for myths. Kirkus Reviews called it “An intoxicating tale that’s simultaneously gaudy and exquisite.”


Mike Burrell


Mike Burrell, author
Mike Burrell

I was born and raised in DeKalb County, Alabama. I now live in Birmingham, Alabama with my wife, Debra. I’ve earned my living as a farm laborer, a grocery clerk, a military intelligence analyst, a revenue agent, and a lawyer. I received an MFA in creative writing from Queens University of Charlotte. My short fiction has appeared in Southern Humanities Review, The McGuffin, Kennesaw Review, and the Livingston Press anthology, Climbing Mt. Cheaha: Emerging Alabama WritersThe Land of Grace is my first novel.


Elvis, 1956

If you don’t find me waxing nostalgically about America of the nineteen-fifties, it’s because for much of that decade my family owned neither a telephone, an automobile, nor indoor plumbing. We lived so far back in the sticks, my mother and I had to flag down the Greyhound bus out on U.S. 11 and ride …


I’d love to hear from you.  Please email me at writer@mikeburrell.com.