The 3rd-person version:
Michael Jasper is fascinated with exploring the places where the normal meets the strange.
In pursuit of this fascination, he has published nine novels, a story collection, and over six dozen short stories, along with a digital comic with artist Niki Smith.
In the past he’s tried bartending, teaching junior high, painting houses, being a secret shopper, working construction, and many more jobs; he prefers fiction writing.
The 1st-person version:
So yeah, I’ve been a reader all my life, and I’ve always wanted to try my hand at writing, so I’ve been learning how — with some successes now and then — for years. I’m getting there. Slowly.
I’ve been writing fiction seriously since about 1995, after I’d left my job as a junior high English teacher in tiny Bancroft, Nebraska, and moved out to North Carolina.
In the past I’ve tried bartending, teaching junior high, painting houses, being a secret shopper, working construction, and many more jobs; I prefer fiction writing. For my day job, I work as a technical writer at a software company.
I live with my wife Elizabeth and our two amazing sons in North Carolina.