Mike Harpold

Michael G. Harpold

507 Pittinger Ave.
, AK 99901

907 225-1315



Ketchikan author Michael G. Harpold wrote his debut novel, Jumping The Line, from a unique perspective. He began his career in the U.S. Border Patrol in 1962, at a time when the Mexican border was under control. Transferred to the San Joaquin Valley at the beginning of the Grape Strike in 1965, he met and became an admirer of C├ęsar Chavez. During a 35-year career, he grew to know the people he writes about, their aspirations for a better life and the difficulties they face.

Mike is working on his second book tentatively titled, I Served: A Brief Retrospective on Viet Nam and the People We Wanted to Forget. A personal memoir, this book is again about people he helped during his long career in the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and his two years working in Viet Nam with the Agency for International Development.


Fiction, Non-Fiction