He was born with the gift of laughter, and a sense that the world was mad. Author C. Michael Forsyth read those words in his favorite adventure novel as a boy, and later found them engraved on a building at Yale College, from which he graduated with a degree in English literature. The words could well describe Michael, who has lived by his wits in a world of imagination and adventure.
Michael grew up in Harlem, the son of a preacher. He attended Fieldston High School, where he delighted his fellow students with his comic strips. After college, he studied film at NYU, working with Spike Lee and other future luminaries. With his MFA in hand, he launched a successful career in corporate communications.
In 1995, Michael landed 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 multiple pseudonyms, including Mike Foster.
Michael later taught film and journalism at Coker College in Hartsville, SC. He now lives in Greenville, SC, where he is a novelist and narrator/producer of audiobooks.