Mitchell L. Willie

Author and Speaker in Mayfield, Kentucky

Mitchell Willie's love of the written word began the day he saw his first book.

He enjoys science fiction and fantasy, citing Frank Herbert, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Neil Gaiman, and Poul Anderson (whose birthday he shares) as major stylistic influences. He credits Jim Henson and Gene Roddenberry for much of his outlook on life and storytelling.

Willie loves to cook. He is an archer of over twenty years, an amateur martial artist, and an armchair strategist. Willie is also a gamer, enjoying tabletop role-playing games, card games, and has enjoyed video games since the Intellivision.

He refers to himself as a “gentleman scientist,” privately studying history, physics, chemistry, engineering, linguistics, anthropology, and comparative world religion.

Willie is a member of the National Forensic League, the Role-Playing Games Association, and the Pathfinder Society. He is an advocate of literacy, gaming, and cancer research.