Growing up on a hazardous waste site that’s home to the Mothman legend was a lot for Michael to take in. Stories of outsiders caught between real and imagined horrors are now his sweet spot. He has earned accolades from Academy Award qualifying festivals such as Cinequest, HollyShorts, Austin Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival and Raindance. His horror screenplays have won top prize in competitions from FilmQuest, HorrOrigins, Nightmares to Flickers' RIIFF and SF IndieFest. His writings on visual art have been published in V Magazine and Encyclopedia Britannica. Michael's goal is to write genre-bending stories that burrow under your skin and mark your heart.