Micah’s career in electronics got derailed when he accidentally landed a programming gig in college. It’s been software all the way down since then, on projects as diverse as portable heart monitors and search engines. In his spare time (hey, quit laughing) he is an avid mead maker and homebrewer, as well as a nationally ranked beer judge.
After writing a book and several articles in the technical field, he turned toward fiction. In 2010 he graduated from the Viable Paradise workshop (as seen here). Micah has read slush for the Writing Show, the OddCon OddContest, Flash Fiction Online, and Shimmer, and moderated the Ancient Urban Fantasy panel at FOGcon. He completed NaNoWriMo 4 out of 4 times, in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2010. You can get a good feel for his voracious reading habits at Goodreads.
His Rainbow Fish fanfic/slashfic piece appeared in the (aptly named) WTF?! Anthology. He mashed together the two most pervasive American myths in a flash piece at Leodegraunce (no longer online). His short story Ritchie Boss: Private Investigator Manager won first prize in the Singular Source Short Story Contest. Some of his favorite ideas-in-progress at the moment include:
- Historical fiction spanning the ancient city of Ur and the near future
- From the same universe, a story about an ancient brewer making his mark on the world
- A diatribe on why Alan Turing will ultimately be responsible for the downfall of the human race
- A meditation on Unintended Consequences of corporate nano-avarice
- A (cautionary?) tale on religious cleansing done by food
- A completely unrealistic story about a teenager who thinks she knows it all
You can reach Micah via email at <hisfirstname> @ micahjoel <dot> info, on the Codex writers’ forum, or @micahpedia on Twitter.