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Michael R. Underwood

Michael R. Underwood is the author of Geekomancy, Celebromancy, Attack the Geek, Shield and Crocus, and The Younger Gods. 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 fiancée, an ever-growing library, and a super-team of dinosaur figurines and stuffed animals. He is also a co-host on the Hugo-nominated Skiffy and Fanty Show. In his rapidly vanishing free time, Mike studies historical martial arts and makes homemade pizza. He 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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

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

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

A. Your first draft is allowed to suck.

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Martian Chronicles -- Ray Bradbury
A Game of Thrones -- George R. R. Martin
The Hobbit -- J.R.R. Tolkein
A Wizard of Earthsea -- Ursula K. LeGuin
Frankenstein -- Mary Shelley

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