Mike Herbaugh aka Freeman

Michael Herbaugh, though not quite old enough to say “I remember programming with punch cards”,  is senior enough in his geekdom to remember the original DOS, computers with no hard drives and Fortran 77. He still remembers the day a friend handed him an old tattered copy of Stranger in a Strange Land and was immediately hooked on all things Heinlein.

On writing: “For me, it’s all about dialog and interaction between the characters. Regardless of the setting, if your characters don’t feel human, people won’t relate to them. Unless of course that is what you want.”

On 365 Tomorrows: “I feel lucky to have discovered the site as early as I did by a chance meeting online with J.R. Blackwell. I was intrigued and wanted to get as involved with the site as possible, from being an active participant in the forum, to meeting the original writers in person. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to contribute a few stories in the second year and privileged enough to have become one of the moderators for the forum. I only wish I could be as prolific a writer as many of the great talents that have found their way to the site.”

Michael lives and works in Virginia where he is a self proclaimed Rogue Network Administrator, a title he has blatantly stolen from the talented writings of Kathy Kachelries. When he isn’t slaving over computers that have gone off the grid, he is spending most of his time being a 30 year old trapped in a 40 year old body.