Author of Revenge of the Star Survivors
Bio: Michael Merschel has spent most of his grown-up life as a journalist. He would have enjoyed making Mars landers like his dad, but he worked a lot harder at learning math than Michael did. He concedes, though, that being a journalist can be fun, too. For the past decade, a lot of his job has involved editing book reviews. That’s gave him an excuse to go out and hear all kinds of really excellent writers talk about how they created their books, which is pretty much how he learned how to write his own stories. Michael is married with three kids. He likes German chocolate and Chicago-style pizza; he is not much of a baseball fan but does like college basketball (go Jayhawks!); and remains an extreme dork, proudly.