Michael loves creative writing, but to put food on the table at his home in Wilmington, N.C., he works as a weekly newspaper reporter. That’s his latest incarnation. Over the years, he’s been a librarian, garage door installer, freelance writer, public relations specialist and instructional developer. He’s single and shares the house with a fellow reporter, a rambunctious Pomeranian and a diabetic cat. Among the hobbies he has pursued during his adult life, he’s been an avid Dungeon & Dragons player, a backpacker, Civil War re-enactor and racquetball player.