Welcome to a world of wonder, a land teeming with magic and mythical creatures. Also, it has a lot of sarcasm and humor, so... We hope you’re ok with that!
Micah fell in love with reading and (though he didn’t know it at the time) writing shortly after graduating high school when a friend – the drummer in his punk rock band – gave him a book he had found in the back of his van. It was a paperback library book he had forgotten to return years before and had never finished. It was The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
He was hooked.
Its history, its people, its depth.
The layers in which Tolkien constructed his tales were so intricately woven together. His stories are a Gordian Knot of fantastical lore and legend.
Then he found R.A. Salvatore and the legendary Drizzt Do’Urden. That began a 20-years-long-and-counting friendship with the Dark Elf and the Companions of the Hall.
It also introduced him to Dungeons & Dragons, though at the time, he had no idea what that was other than some “nerd game” that dudes who still lived with their parents played in the basement. **He has been a DM for D&D for 3 years now, and no, he doesn't still live with his parents.
Salvatore’s Homeland introduced Micah to a different, darker form of fantasy. Less layered, perhaps, but much more human – although that is funny since his characters live in The Forgotten Realms, which is infinitely more fantastical than anything that Bilbo, Frodo, or even Gandalf ever encountered.
He realized that you could have magic, dragons, sorcery, and all the beautiful elements that the fantasy genre has to offer while also having love, emotion, internal struggle, and all the beautiful things that make us human.
R.A. Salvatore said, “If you can quit, then quit. If you can’t quit, you’re a writer.”
Micah couldn't quit.
So here he is thousands of years later, writing books for the pleasure and to the adoration of all!
His first book, Urban Legends, Ghost Stories, and Folklore, is a collection of urban legends told as only Micah can tell them: With heart, humor, and horror.
His subsequent work can be seen this October in the Horror Anthology, Autumn Tales.
If Micah is not gazing longingly at you...
You can find him gazing longingly at dragons...