Michael R. Underwood

Michael R. Underwood is the author of Geekomancy, Celebromancy, Attack the Geek, and the forthcoming Younger Gods and Shield and Crocus. By day, he’s the North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books. Mike grew up devouring stories in all forms, from comics to video games, tabletop RPGs, movies, and books. He has a BA in Creative Mythology and East Asian Studies, and an MA in Folklore Studies. Mike has been a bookseller, a barista, a game store cashwrap monkey, and an independent publishers’ representative.

Mike lives in Baltimore with his girlfriend, an ever-growing library, and a super-team of dinosaur figurines and stuffed animals. In his rapidly vanishing free time, he studies historical martial arts and makes homemade pizza. Mike blogs at MichaelRUnderwood.com/blog and Tweets @MikeRUnderwood.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Mantra: "Dude, it's okay."

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Pizza. I would be very large, and very happy.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Spider-Man -- a hero driven by responsibility, empowered by wit and knowledge.

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. China Mieville, George R. R. Martin, Ursula K. LeGuin, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Your first draft is allowed to suck.

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