Born and raised in coastal North Carolina, Michael LaRocca has been living in Asia for over 10 years, editing for over 20 years, and writing for over 40 years. After spending 30 years as a failed writer, he wrote six published books, including EPPIE finalists in 2002, 2004, and 2005.
Michael has not driven a motor vehicle since December 1999, and he doesn’t care that he has had a dozen bicycles stolen. He has been a technical editor, purchasing manager, computer programmer, repo man, security guard, dishwasher, military electronics specialist, maid, car washer, rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief. Hes also been paid to masturbate hogs, but he made sure nobody took photos.
Michael adopted a calico cat from the Hong Kong SPCA in 2000 and he married his lovely Australian bride soon after. They currently live in Hanoi, Vietnam. Jan is a career English teacher who (you guessed it) is teaching English, while Michael telecommutes, plays dutiful househusband, and slaves over his cat.