Mike tells people that he is a writer trapped in the body of a Consumer Safety Inspector for the United States Department of Agriculture. An early passion for books turned into a passion for writing while he was in high school, and since then he has been writing everything; short stories, poems, essays, shopping lists, you name it.
He currently lives in a small cabin in the mountains of western Montana with his wife, Tami, their Australian Shepherd, Lucky, and their nameless cat. He enjoys studying history, theology and natural science.
He has written in different genres and has had several short stories and poems published in various anthologies, but he prefers writing westerns.
A collection of twenty-nine tales of the Old West featuring previously unpublished stories by such classic Western writers as James Reasoner, Douglas Hirt, McKendree Long, and Michael R. Ritt, and many more. Western Fictioneers is the only writers’ organization devoted solely to traditional Western fiction, and this huge collection will take readers on a action-packed ride.