Michael S. Brim, M.S.
(Writing fiction as Michael Goldcraft)
[Updated November 1, 2012]
Michael Brim moved to Panama City, Florida in 1974. Prior to moving here, he received a degree in biology from the University of Utah and a graduate degree in marine environmental studies from the State University of New York. After thirty years as a marine ecologist with the Panama City Field Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, he retired to accept (for five years) the position of executive director for the St. Andrew Bay Environmental Study Team, Inc. He also served for twelve years on the adjunct faculty of Gulf Coast State College.
Michael spends most of his discretionary time on his second vocation: writing. As Michael Goldcraft, he has written three horror/mystery thrillers: Ascent of Evil (2009), Inherited Evil (2010) and Arcanum of Evil (2011). These novels are The Darke Lyfe Trilogy. His short story collection, Thirteen Tales of Eclectic Evil, was published in 2010. Two of his trilogy books won first place awards in the published horror/dark fantasy category at the Florida Writers Association’s Royal Palm Literary Awards.
His non-fiction book, Men of Planet Earth – A Female’s Guide to the Male Population and the Good Guys Hidden Within It (2012) was published as an Amazon e-Book under his real name, Michael S. Brim, M.S.
Mr. Brim is a member of the Horror Writers Association, the Florida Writers Association, and the Panhandle Writers Guild. He has authored or co-authored numerous scientific publications and reports, and has written for Florida Sportsman magazine. He is the owner of Brim Business Inc. which includes the divisions of Brothersons Press and BrimBooks.com
Michael and his wife enjoy the sea, their animals, and their life in Florida. Mr. Brim has three sons and a daughter, all now adults.