Johnstone_headshot_WPMichael Johnstone has been a Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Toronto since 2004. He teaches courses in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, Jane Austen, and Romanticism. Previously, he was an editor and line developer for tabletop roleplaying games, his highlight being the opportunity to edit an adventure written by Gary Gygax, one of the creators of Dungeons & Dragons.

He has published short stories in Compostela: Tesseracts Twenty (EDGE, 2017; edited by James Alan Gardner and Spider Robinson, and nominated for an Aurora Award), On Spec (issues #105 and #112), Fantastic Trains: An Anthology of Phantasmagorical Engines and Rail Riders (EDGE, 2019; edited by Neil Enock), Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, Endless Stars Magazine, and Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. In 2012, he took a fantasy and science fiction short story writing course with award-nominated author Caitlin Sweet, through Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. Currently, he is working on his first novel.

Michael’s interests and hobbies include long distance running, reading, playing boardgames and tabletop roleplaying games, following English Premier League football and supporting Manchester United, and trying to keep up with great films and TV series.

He is now the ecstatic father of twins.

On Twitter, he is @mikejwrites. His email is mikejwrites@gmail.com.