From Sabledrake Magazine Contributors Page:
When not plotting to take over the world, Michael L Straus can be found in a small apartment in North Hollywood slaving away in front of his Macintosh, and taking care of his Cat.
He also writes poetry, short stories and screenplays. Michael has been involved in the role-playing industry for over twenty years and has written and play tested for R. Talsorian games, Steve Jackson Games, Uni. Games and Wizards of the Coast.
Fans of the writing of Christine Morgan may recognize Michael as the original creator of that lovable lug of an orckin, Alphonse Bugbedead.
Michael's work has appeared in the Space Gamer, Game Mechanic, Dragon, Starlight Cafe, Along the Path, Mirage, Sabledrake, and on several web sites.