R. Michael was born in Merrillville, IN, and grew up in rural Minnesota. He has aspired to become a writer ever since he was twelve years old and works towards that goal daily. Fantasy and Science Fiction are his passion. He loves to get lost in a new world and hopes to do the same for his readers. A stay-at-home father and graduate of Crown College, he spends his time taking care of his family's needs. He has one son and is happily married to his editor.