Michael Cieslak is a lifetime reader and writer of horror, mystery, and speculative fiction. A native of Detroit, he still lives within 500 yards of the city with his wife and their two dogs Tesla and Titus. The house is covered in Halloween decorations in October and dragons the rest of the year. He is an officer in the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. His works have appeared in a number of collections including DOA: Extreme Horror, Dead Science, Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes, the GLAHW anthologies, and Alter Egos Vol 1. He is the current Literature Track Head for Penguicon. Michael's most recent endeavor is the Dragon's Roost Press imprint which published it's first two books in 2014: The Maiden's Courage by Mary Lynne Gibbs and the anthology Desolation, 21 Tales for Tails A portion of the proceeds of each sale of Desolation benefits the Last Day Dog Rescue organization.
Michael's mental excreta (including his personal blog They Napalmed My Shrubbery This Morning) can be found on-line at thedragonsroost.net.