Michael Mallory leads multiple creative lives. In fiction he is best known as the creator of "Amelia Watson," the second wife of Dr. John H. Watson (Sherlock Holmes' friend and "Boswell"), who appears in the novels "The Stratford Conspiracy" and "Murder in the Bath." Mike is also the author of "Kill the Mother!", the first in a series of misadventures starring hapless Los Angeles P.I. Dave Beauchamp, and the stand-alone horror novel, "The Mural." A recognized authority on 20th century pop culture, he is the author of several nonfiction books, including "The Science Fiction Universe and Beyond," "Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror," "X-Men: The Characters and Their Universe," and "Iwao Takamoto: My Life With a Thousand Characters," which Mike co-wrote with the late animation legend Iwao Takamoto. He has published over 125 short stories and some 600 magazine, newspaper and online articles. In addition, Mike is a frequent public speaker, a former newscaster, and over the years has been known to take on an acting role or two (most recently on TNT's "Mob City"). Mike lives and works in the Greater Los Angeles area.