About Michael

Let’s get one thing straight, right from the get-go: I am NOT an artist.  I am a businessman and a professional.  None of this “My art is so important!  Writing is the noblest calling the the world!” crap from me.  Because guess what: it ain’t.  I’m writing stories, for entertainment.  For fun, for you and for me.  No lofty delusions of grandeur or higher meaning here.  It’s for fun.  Nada mas.

Still want to know who I am?

wordpress counter903229_10201213637282833_122199659_oI have a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, a Master of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.  For the last 19 years, I’ve served as a submarine officer in the US Navy.  I’m married with four kids ages eight and younger (yep, we’re a bit busy at home).

For fun, I am an advanced open water scuba diver, a private pilot, and a sailor.  I enjoy running and biking long distances (I’ve run 3 marathons, a century, several triathlons, and numerous shorter distance events), skiing, weight lifting, and training in the martial arts.  I like cigars, good wine, good scotch, and good beer (spoken: nothing with Light in the title).  I root for the Redskins and the Red Sox.  I’m a big fan of science fiction and fantasy stories, and enjoy reading about history, politics, economics, and the latest developments in science.

In late 2010, I decided to embark on a journey that I’d contemplated for a few years: I started writing a book.  I’d often in the past thought it would be cool to be a published writer, but never did anything about it.  For some reason, the holidays prompted me to start, and I haven’t looked back.  Writing is just as fun as I thought it would be, so far.  We’ll see where this goes, but one thing is certain.  If I’m going to put in the effort to finish a book or six, I’m certainly going to try to sell it (them).  I make no claim on being a guy who’s all about art and nothing else.  I’m trained as an engineer and a businessman, for Pete’s sake!  So I’m going to try to make a business of this.

But don’t let all that that fool you: I’m really a fun guy.  Honest.  Just ask my wife.