Michael R. Underwood

underwood-michael-rMichael R. Underwood is the author of the Ree Reyes series (Geekomancy, Celebromancy, Attack the Geek, Hexomancy), as well as Shield and Crocus, The Younger Gods, and Genrenauts, a genre-bending series of novellas. 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. Always books. He holds a B.A. in Creative Mythology and in East Asian Studies from Indiana University and a M.A. in Folklore Studies from the University of Oregon.

In years past, when his life was not scheduled around writing deadlines, he danced Argentine Tango and was an active member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, studying historical martial arts. Mike has worked at a hobby game store, a university Folklore archive, and has been a web design teacher, a bear-builder, a bookseller, an independent publishers’ representative, and more.

Mike lives in Baltimore with his wife and their ever-growing library. In his rapidly-vanishing free time, he makes pizzas from scratch and geeks out on comics & games. He is also a co-host on the Hugo Award-Finalist The Skiffy and Fanty Show and Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers, and Fans. You can learn more at michaelrunderwood.com and talk to him on Twitter @MikeRUnderwood.