Michael Garrett is a novelist and short story writer who has the distinction of being Stephen King's first editor and publisher. His 1990 novel KEEPER received rave reviews from critics and was optioned for a movie. He recently wrote a career guide for writers entitled THE PROSE PROFESSIONAL: Your Career as a Fiction Writer, which was published in 2001. However, Mr. Garrett's contributions to the literary world go well beyond writing. He is an Editorial Associate of the Writer's Digest School and, since 1986, has taught a number of fiction and screenwriting workshops at major colleges and universities across the country. Mr. Garrett is also a three-term President of Magic City Writers, an organization for professional and semi-professional writers. Currently, he is an Advisory Board member of Kentucky's Green River Writers.