Michael Stanley is the writing team of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip.
Both are retired professors who have worked in academia and business.
Sears is a mathematician, specializing in geological remote sensing.
Trollip is an educational psychologist, specializing in the application of computers to
teaching and learning, and a pilot. They were both born in South Africa.
They have been
on a number of flying safaris to Botswana and Zimbabwe, where it was always exciting to
buzz a dirt airstrip to shoo the elephants off. They have had many adventures on these
trips including tracking lions at night, fighting bush fires on the Savuti plains in
northern Botswana, being charged by an elephant, and having their plane’s door pop
open over the Kalahari, scattering navigation maps over the desert.. These trips
have fed their love both for the bush, and for Botswana.
It was on one of these
trips that the idea surfaced for a novel set in Botswana.
A Carrion Death is their first novel.