April Deep Aries presents Jason Michael, a native Detroiter, the biographer of "Strength of a Woman", the late great beautiful soulful singer Phyllis Hyman. Jason, Spirit of Detroit award winner, worked on the staff of Between The Lines, a Detroit based news and arts weekly, for which he has written for more than a decade. As an entertainment writer, he has interviewed everyone from Motown greats Martha Reeves and Mary Wilson to celebrities as wide ranging as Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton and Boy George. Jason has a passion for urban music and spent a decade in the employ of Grammy award winner Betty Wright.
After being told time and time again that there was no market for a book about Phyllis Hyman, Jason formed JAM Books, LLC in 2007 to release his first book, Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story.