Robert Allen Michael, originally from West Virginia, began telling tales when he was eight. He started with ghost stories, like the ones he read in books and heard from his family. Late at night, he would spin these tales hoping to scare his sisters or impress his mother.

He is the author of Dark Mountain and nine other titles. He enjoys writing in multiple genres. So, whether you want the thrills of a suspenseful tale, the chills of a horror story, the kills of a good spy series, or fantasy is more your pill, then Robert has something cooking on the grill for you! Robert enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with his family. He is a self-proclaimed "geek" that is just as comfortable rolling dice, holding a game controller, or tinkering with a computer as he is watching his beloved Steelers/Penguins/Pirates.

Robert is perhaps most proud of being a faithful husband and a devoted father of four children: Nathaniel, Eden, Seth, and Isaac. His wife Tracey and he reside in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.