Tuesday, April 17, 2012

O is for . . . #atozchallenge

For the A to Z Challenge, I will be featuring up to three authors per letter (via their last name). Some of the authors responded to my request for authors to promote. Others, I found. Please check them out and their books. Thank you!

I know Michael Offutt through blogging. His debut novel Slipstream will be out in May!

Our "O" Author 

Offutt, Michael
Michael Offutt is a writer of science-fiction books.  Depending on when you catch him, he may also be an aspiring writer of epic fantasy, young adult fiction, or a daily non-sequitur.  He has one brother, no pets, and a few roots that keep his tree of life sufficiently watered.

Mr. Offutt’s mother is  a four-foot tall Japanese woman and his father is a six-foot tall white man from Texas with a thick southern drawl.  She loves city life and sushi. He loves small towns with run-down pick-up trucks and fried chicken.

When he asked his mother how they got together, she happily responded that when she was working in the United States Air Force back in the '50's, she used her spare time as an office clerk at the Air Force Base to look over personnel records for a husband.  He remarks that peculiar behavior like this must have been how people met each other prior to the influence of Facebook and Twitter.  It puzzles him whenever he thinks about it, so he chooses instead to just love his stalker mother who speaks quite fondly of the family to the fictional people that live in the basement.

Things you may want to know about the author:

1) Mr. Offutt’s day job is working for the State of Utah.  In his own words, he says, “I help people get computers for their home and school that could otherwise not afford them.  I also install environmental control units, voice-activated devices, and work with computers and electronics.  Generally, I fix stuff when something goes wrong with it.”

2) He enjoys writing, reading, and keeps a blog to regale scores of followers with his wit.

3) He feels like he has an unhealthy preoccupation with caffeine.

4) If the world were to be scientifically verified to end tomorrow, Mr. Offutt would eat chocolate cake until he passed out. That way, he would not have to worry about fitting into his pants again come tomorrow.
Links: Blog

Now, if you like fantasy flash fiction, please visit my other blog participating in the challenge: Cherie Reich - Author. To find the other participants, click here.