About Michael

Michael Bailey is a professional writer from Falmouth, Massachusetts who kind of hates writing bios.

Photo by Lauren Dubois.
Photo by Lauren Dubois.

Michael has been a working writer since 1998 when he simultaneously (and at the same time) sold his first freelance article to Renaissance Magazine and landed a job as a staff reporter for the Enterprise Newspapers. During his 15 years with the Enterprise, Michael served as editor for the paper’s region section and senior political reporter, and was the paper’s first blogger. His political and current events blog, Snark-Infested Waters, delighted and annoyed readers until 2013, when Michael left the paper to pursue his fiction writing career.

Over the years Michael has contributed several more articles to Renaissance Magazine and other local publications, and has since 2004 been a staff writer for two New England-based renaissance faire production companies: Pastimes Entertainment and the Connecticut Renaissance Faire.

Michael is the author of the Action Figures young adult series and the humorous fantasy series The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot.

He currently lives in Worcester with his wife Veronica, their bulldog Beatrix, and four cats.

CREDITS

Novels

  • Action Figures – Issue One: Secret Origins (September 2013)
  • Action Figures – Issue Two: Black Magic Women (March 2014)
  • Action Figures – Issue Three: Pasts Imperfect (September 2014)
  • Action Figures – Issue Four: Cruel Summer (March 2015)
  • The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Scratching a Lich (September 2015)
  • Action Figures – Issue Five: Team-Ups (February 2016)
  • Cheap Thrills Digest (March 2016)
  • The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Assassins Brawl (September 2016)
  • Action Figures – Issue Six: Power Play (February 2017)

News Writing

  • Falmouth Enterprise – staff reporter, political reporter, Mashpee and Falmouth editions (August 1998 – September 2013)
  • Worcester Telegram – freelance correspondent (September 2016 – present)

Freelance Work

  • Have Cassock, Will Travel – Renaissance Magazine cover feature about the King Richard’s Faire apprentice program (originally written as a separate article, combined with another article written by Michelle Santos) (1999)
  • God Save the Queen! The Life and Times of KRF’s Queen Katherine – Renaissance Magazine feature interview with actor Barbara “Bodge” Burinski (2001, reprinted in 2002 with new material)
  • The King Arthur Festival – scenario co-writer (2004)
  • The Connecticut Renaissance Faire – scenario writing team member (2005 – 2011)
  • The Three Musketeers Faire – scenario writer (2005)
  • Sex and Violence – script for independent renaissance faire act (2006)
  • The Salem Pirate Faire – scenario co-writer (2008)
  • A Knight for Murder – script for murder mystery dinner show (2009)
  • Casino Confidential – script for murder mystery dinner show (2011)
  • Class Acts – script for independent renaissance faire act (2013)

INTERVIEWS

WHERE ELSE CAN YOU FIND MICHAEL ON-LINE?

CONTACT ME!

Want to ask me a question? Interested in hiring me? Drop me a line at mikeatinnsmouthlook at gmail dot com.

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