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, his son Leo, and a menagerie of rescue dogs. He is the author of the short fiction collection Gay Zoo Day (Beautiful Dreamer Press, 2017) and his work has appeared in a variety of anthologies and literary journals including the Boston Review, Permafrost, Queen Mob's Teahouse, and many others. 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. You can find him online at magicmikewrites.com.
M.F.A., Fiction (2017) Georgia College
M.Sc., Communication Regulation and Policy (2008) The London School of Economics and Political Science
B.A., English (2007) Allegheny College