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. 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. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Your first draft is allowed to suck.
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. China Mieville, George R. R. Martin, Ursula K. LeGuin, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury