Mica Scotti Kole
Fantasy Author & Entrepreneur
The machinery of the world is overly complex for the simplicity of man.
-Jorge Luis Borges-
THE LIFE STORY
GOOD: I’m a 20-something English graduate of little value to conventional society.
BETTER: I once spent two weeks living without running water, electricity, or English-speaking housemates (Puedo usar tu baño?). I’ve forged signatures since age eight for my blind single mother. I have been the youngest child, oldest child, only child, and stand-in dad. In Michigan, we have good beer.
BEST: I’m a proud author of non-traditional large-scale fantasy with a slew of sub-genres from epic to gaslight to animal to LGBTQ. I founded a writer’s group and am using it to spiff up my short story game. I once interned for Speilburg Literary. I quit my day job to make my own living and am perpetually, joyously terrified.
BOOK FIEND: I have the same rare Myers Briggs personality type as Hermione (too adventure-prone for Ravenclaw). The Wizard’s First Rule (“people are stupid”) helped me survive the food-service industry. My favorite book is The Alchemist, and I know what that thing is →
POKÉMON PURIST: I created a Pokémon Trivia Game complete with Kanto region game board; more than 200 cards; and clay Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Eevee, and gym badge pieces. My perfect team:
MTG GEEK: I play Magic the Gathering with a five-color casual dragon wall deck. I don’t compete in tournaments because 1) I take Magic losses as personally as my 16-year-old ski-and-bike-champion cousin takes putt-putt golf losses and 2) I play a five-color casual dragon wall deck.
FIREFLY REVIVALIST. It’s not fair. It’s not.
TOOTHLESS FANGIRL. Have a favorite thing? A literal favorite thing? Ever? Of all time? Cuz I do.
JAPANESE CULTURE ENTHUSIAST. I’ve cosplayed as Lightning and Asuna. My biggest crushes are Spike, Fiero, and Hououin Kyouma (followed closely by Harrison Ford). We celebrate White Day, not Sweetest Day. Eel sushi and Domino’s pizza are tied for my favorite food.
CAT PERSON. My cat Teleport teleports. My cat Booker needs this.
BEER NERD AND WINO. I would literally not exist if not for Coors Light, but my devotion ends with that bar story. Give me a good sour beer or vouvray any day, and you’ll make a new best friend.
GAMER GIRL. I will school you in Mario Kart 64. I will argue that Final Fantasy X is the best game of all time. I will die repeatedly as Kirby in Super Smash Brothers. I will beat Jak and Daxter in one day for no reason. My new Overwatch obsession has me shooting rockets and barriers. I sometimes Don’t Starve (usually I go insane first), but only as the Soulless Automaton.