Born in Pennsylvania in the 1980s, Mike developed an early love for fantasy and adventure through exposure to comic books and cartoons, from which he graduated into literature, role playing games, and eventually writing his own stories. He is especially fascinated with constructed languages, secret histories, and other aspects of world-building. Catholicism, libertarianism, and an appreciation of mythopoeia define his worldview.
Along with his author/illustrator wife, Shell 'Presto' DiBaggio, he is the co-creator of the Ascension Epoch, a shared universe for heroic fiction. Ascension Epoch is built out of the rich treasury of public domain literature and comic books, and all stories, characters, and artwork are released under the Creative Commons.
When not writing and world-building, Mike enjoys hiking, kayaking, building Legos, making custom action figures, playing Settlers of Catan, and watching Hammer horror movies. He currently makes a living as a software developer, but would prefer to write full time. Maybe you can help him out with that.