Michael R. Underwood
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.
My Life in 8 Words
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. 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
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Your first draft is allowed to suck.