William Michael Mott

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William Michael Mott

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Wm. Michael Mott is a writer and artist who has five books and many magazine features in print. He's written about paranormal phenomena; comparative myth, religion and folklore; UFOs; cryptozoology; pulp, adventure, sci-fi and fantasy fiction; and art and education topics. He's been a guest on in excess of 30 national and internationally-syndicated radio programs, and currently he's one of the co-hosts at  a weekly radio program, The Outer Edge.

He's also been Creative Director for a national toy and manufacturing company, a software company, the Art Director for a city newspaper, has worked as an artist/designer for Fortune 500 companies, an NSF Engineering Research Center, and for a variety of clients such as book and magazine publishers. He's also a freelance artist and writer, and writes both fiction and non-fiction. His work has appeared or been featured in many publications, such as Computer Graphics World Magazine, Computer Artist, IEEE Computer, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Syllabus Magazine, PHOTO-Electronic Imaging, DRAGON Magazine, FATE, NEXUS, World Explorer, and others. He's created artwork and graphics for book covers, posters, brochures, packaging, CD-ROM covers and art collections, digital/ and web-based media, and has won several design awards, from Addy and other awards, to awards for web site graphics and design. His artwork has been featured in various art shows, several one-man exhibits, and digital galleries in various venues.

He loves his kids and really, really likes books on myriad topics, as well as dogs and edged weapons. In addition to illustration work and writing, he crafts hand-made shillelaghs and walking-sticks, upon occasion.

Mike's personal web site is mottimorphic.com, where info about his writing and a gallery of his artwork can be found, and he also has a Facebook fan page. He can be reached through the web site. He is also the author of the satirical fantasy novel Pulsifer: The Omnibus Edition as well as the non-fiction books Caverns, Cauldrons, and Concealed Creatures and This Tragic Earth: The Art and World of Richard Sharpe Shaver.