Before becoming a writer, Mike McClelland worked as a gravedigger, wedding singer, antique salesman, and as a marketing strategy director for clients like Toyota, MillerCoors, and Buffalo Wild Wings. Like Sharon Stone and the zipper, he hails from Meadville, Pennsylvania. He has lived on five different continents but now resides in Georgia with his husband, Simon, and a menagerie of rescue dogs. His work has appeared in a variety of anthologies and literary journals and he frequently collaborates with his brother Casey, an abstract artist. He is a former member of WPP’s prestigious marketing fellowship program and holds a B.A. from Allegheny College, a M.Sc. from The London School of Economics, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Georgia College. He is currently pursuing his PhD in English/Creative Writing at the University of Georgia. His first book, Gay Zoo Day, will be released by Beautiful Dreamer Press on September 1st.