Michael Sugich is the project leader and series editor of the Exemplars for Our Time book series receiving its worldwide launch at the Bradford Literature Festival 2022. He is also a contributing author of four biographies within the series. Mr. Sugich is the author of Signs on the Horizons: Meetings with Men of Knowledge and Illumination and Hearts Turn: Sinners, Seekers, Saints and the Road to Redemption and other books. He has been a professional writer for forty years. A native of Santa Barbara, California in the USA, he studied at the University of California at Los Angeles (ucla) and the California Institute of the Arts (Cal-Arts). He was initiated into a traditional Sufi order in 1972. Since that time, he has studied Islam and Sufi doctrine with spiritual masters across the Arab and Islamic world. He lived for twenty-two years in the precincts of the sacred city of Makkah al-Mukarrama where he kept company with many men of knowledge and illumination. He lives in Istanbul.