C. Michael Forsyth
C. Michael Forsyth grew up in New York's Harlem, the son of an Episcopal minister. He attended Fieldston High School, where he delighted his fellow students with elaborate comic strips. He graduated from Yale College with a degree in English Literature. After college, he studied film at NYU, working on the projects of future luminaries in cinema, including Spike Lee. With his MFA in hand, he launched a successful career in corporate communications
In 1995, Michael landed what he describes as a "dream gig," as a writer/reporter for the Weekly World News, the infamous and outrageous tabloid. Michael investigated bizarre stories from around the globe, exploring mysteries ranging from real-life blood-drinkers in the U.S. to the discovery of a "hobbit" on a remote Indonesian island. For more than a decade, his dispatches entertained up to half a million readers each week. He wrote under a variety of pseudonyms, including Mike Foster, Michael Chiron, George Sanford, Vickie York, Miguel Figueroa, Brett Anniston and Kaye Roseburg.
Michael later taught film and journalism at Coker College in Hartsville, SC. He currently resides in Greenville, SC, where he is a writer and is involved in independent film projects. His blog, featuring horror movie reviews and weird news, http://freedomshammer.wordpress.com, has thousands of devotees.