Michael Pettengill


Mike Pettengill has worked in the animation industry for the past 20 years, the lion’s share of which has been on "The Simpsons" television show as a Background Artist. Due to the nature of that work, he is completely incapable of drawing any of the Simpsons characters any better than you are, but he can draw their couch like no one else.

He began reading science fiction as an elementary and junior high school student, and started out on such series as E.E. “Doc” Smith’s "The Lensmen", and Frank Herbert’s "Dune". He has been writing fiction for over twenty years.

Mr. Pettengill, as he is known to the legal system of Los Angeles, is busily creating more stories, though now he works using burnt sticks, and writes in block letters on the insides of abandoned buildings. “Let’s see if they can copy this into Word,” he seems to say.

Where to buy in print


Piles of Steaming Words
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,710. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Two friends face imminent nuclear destruction… …a cowboy finds his particular brand of magical talent… …a scientist's quest for figurative immortality takes a gruesome and all-too-real turn… …machines learn more about the human condition than their programmers planned… …and two fish realize their dreams through an aquarium owner's hand-made puppet, and his autistic daughter.
Alien Agenda
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,550. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Blake Deathridge had been in tight spots before, with important missions hinging on his success…and lives hanging in the balance. But since defecting from the System-wide Space Navy, his involvement with the Joram Corporation, interplanetary politics, and under-the-radar illegal activity may prove to be the hardest mission he's ever grappled with.
The Burning Citadel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,210. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Tamara stands one step past the pinnacle of her life. Her sworn enemies lie annihilated beneath her feet. But even on the threshold of victory and vindication, the destroyers of her past reach out and unleash an unspeakable horror to even the score and nullify not only her life's work, but her very existence. Her future, a gaping blackness for which she never provided a plan.

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