About the author
Michael Baeyens was born in Oudenaarde, Belgium, in 1982. Writing has always been part of his life, but it wasn't until 2007 that he debuted with Dochter van de Poorten ("Daughter of the Gates"), a fantasy novel in his native Dutch.
His love for the fantasy genre has since broadened into a preference for all things supernatural, macabre and fantastical through a voracious reading of works by EA Poe, HP Lovecraft, A Bierce, WH Hodgson and MR James.
In 2014, he brought horror to a Belgian setting with the short story Een Erfenis ("An Inheritance"). 2015 marked his first foray into English writing with the epistolary tale Island, and in 2018 he self-published The Fen, his first full-length English novel, through Amazon.
Michael teaches English at a Belgian comprehensive school. Apart from reading and writing, enjoys exploring the dark depths of metal music, cycling and picking up and putting overhead heavy objects.