Friday, May 2, 2014

Introducing Young Writers Program Instructor-Mike Mullin

Mike Mullin

Mike is the author of the acclaimed Young Adult novel Ashfall, named as a top Y.A. novel of 2011 by NPR and Kirkus reviews and Ashen Winter. Learn more about his novels at During high school, Mike Mullin served as a Congressional Page for the Honorable Andy Jacobs, Jr. and later spent a year in Brazil as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student. He paid his way through college working full-time for Kids Ink Children's Bookstore, graduating in three and a half years with a degree in Political Science and minors in Latin American Studies and Economics. He spent two years computerizing Kids Ink's operations and opening a new store, then returned to school to earn a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University. While studying for his Masters, Mike worked as a reference assistant for the IU library.

After graduation, Mike worked in brand management for Procter and Gamble, marketing Pampers diapers. Later, he moved to Spectrum Brands, where he founded the Terminate brand. After Spectrum, Mike launched his own remodeling company. In addition, he has continued to work for Kids Ink as a consultant and part-time helper during his various other careers.

Mike wrote his first novel in elementary school and has been writing more or less non-stop ever since. Ashfall is his first published novel. Mike holds a black belt in Songahm Taekwondo. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and her three cats.

Learn more about the Young Writers' program on our website.

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