Michael B. Koep has been called an Inland Northwest "Renaissance Man." He is the author of Parts One and Two of the Newirth Mythology, The Invasion of Heaven and Leaves of Fire. An avid world traveler, educator, accomplished visual artist and touring rock musician, Michael's spirit is imbued in the arts. He is a co-founder of a North Idaho fencing consortium, but he is best known as a drummer and lyricist for the progressive rock group KITE, as well as the percussionist for the variety power trio The RUB. He is a winner of a Costello Poetry Prize.