A writer since age six, Mike Robinson is the award-winning author of ten books, including the dark urban fantasy trilogy The Enigma of Twilight Falls, Dreamshores: Monster Island,  Skunk Ape Semester, The Atheist,  The Prince of Earth,  Dishonor Thy Father (with M.J. Richards) and Too Much Dark Matter, Too Little Gray: A Collection of Weird Fiction.cvr

His short fiction has appeared in over twenty outlets, including in the American Gothic Fantasy 2019. A native of Los Angeles, he is a charter member of The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS), a freelance book editor as well as an active screenwriter and producer. His independent feature, Corral, will debut in later 2021 and his short sci-fi thriller, Chrysaline, debuted in 2017 at LIFF, the Louisiana International Film Festival. He is represented by Jennifer Azantian, of Azantian Literary.

As an editor, he works with various publishers, PR firms, book formatting and production studios as well as individual clients. As can be gleaned from the books sagging his shelves, or from his own work, his tastes run the gamut, genre-wise. However, he is most at home in speculative fiction, the umbrella term for science fiction, fantasy (preferably urban or paranormal) and horror. 

You won't find any MFA or academic dogma here: possessing a bit of an experimental streak, he knows there are many, many ways a story can work, and so seeks to fully understand and appreciate the author's intention(s), and to edit within that framework to do justice to the original vision.

 

For the conference, Mike will read ten manuscripts no longer than 2500 words in length for work in the Science Fiction, Thriller, Spiritual/Metaphysical and Literary categories. He will provide both line editing (language flow, style, grammar, syntax) and developmental editing (plot and character logic, story structure). You won't find any MFA or Embittered Teacher Dogma here: possessing a bit of an experimental streak, he knows there are many, many ways a story can work, and so seeks to fully understand and appreciate the author's intention(s), and to edit within that framework to do justice to the original vision.

WC2 - West Coast Writers Conferences