Michael Ashleigh Finn

Writer, Editor, and Social Media Manager in Houston, Texas

Mickey is a short story author who's trying his hand at novel writing. His most recent story, "All The Pretty Little Horses" is now in Lucky Mojo's Dirty Magick: New Orleans anthology. (Amazon and B&N links below are for this book.)

He is a producer, host, and sound editor on the Gentlemen Nerds podcast covering a variety of geeky topics with his cohorts Aaron de Orive, Mark Finn, and Joseph Fotinos.

In addition, he's a a freelance thematic consultant, currently working for Dynamite Entertainment on the Hugo-nominated Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files and the ManaPunk RPG. He is also a moderator for www.jimbutcheronline.com, and was chief editor for the Backspace and CHUDStories internet anthologies.

His work has appeared in Mind's Eye Fiction, alongside notables Stephen King, Fred Saberhagen, and Harlan Ellison. All of this is often used by his friends to lasso him to a keyboard, beat him over the head, and yell "WRITE MORE!"

Errata: Ran a periodic media review site called Coyote Reviews, whose mandate was to give a honest heads up to whatever crosses his fancy as Stuff That Entertains Him.

Spent 16 years as a head of staff with Project A-kon, the longest running animation convention in the US. May have been the last person hired (writing team) by FASA, 2 weeks before the doors shut. (So blame him.) Chocoholic. Both a cat & dog person. Anglophile. Has never been a short order cook (which appears to be a requirement in publishing). BA in Radio/TV/Film and a BS in Sociocultural and Forensic Anthropology, which makes him qualified to make films about people.

The Gentlemen Nerds podcast can be found free on Itunes, or at the main GN site: http://thegentlemennerds.com/

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