Even before he could write Michael Coorlim was filling up spiral notebooks with stories, picture books presented to his grandparents as gifts, and performing small plays with his younger cousins for relatives during holiday gatherings. This love of storytelling stayed with him as he grew older, slumbering like an unawakened beast, sending him strange and terrifying dreams during his adolescence.
Even when not writing he feasted on the words of authors like Kurt Vonnegut, Terry Pratchet, Douglas Adams, and Ray Bradbury, spending so much time reading from hidden books in the middle of his middle school classes that his grades began to suffer. He'd sneak home with books that his teachers never assigned, and gorge on their contents overnight, and return them stealthily the next day only to take another.
Though a prolific writer he found the prospect and process of traditional publication daunting, often preparing query letters and researching markets only to never get around to submitting any of his work. It wasn't until he reached his thirties that he took the steps to write professionally, and by then the self-publishing revolution had already begun.
Michael currently lives in the city of Chicago with his girlfriend and their cat, living his childhood dream of supporting himself as an author of fast-paced character-driving fiction about authentic people in fascinating situations.
Tales of a Galvanic Age
The Bartleby and James Adventures
- And They Called Her Spider (December 2011)
- Maiden Voyage of the Rio Grande (January 2012)
- On the Trail of the Scissorman (February 2012)
- A Matter of Spirit (April 2012)
- The Collected Bartleby and James Adventures (April 2012)
Chronicles of a Gentlewoman
- Sky Pirates Over London (August 2012)
- The Tower of Babbage (October 2012)
- Fine Young Turks (October 2012)
- A Gentlewoman's Chronicles (November 2012)
Michael's Website: http://www.mcoorlim.com
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