Mike is also founder of Dream of Things, a book publisher and online book store. Dream of Things publishes anthologies of creative nonfiction, memoirs, and other books. Mike is series editor for Dream of Things anthologies, including Be There Now, a collection of true travel stories from 22 contributors. Mike O’Mary is also author of The Note, a book about the power of appreciation, and Wise Men and Other Stories, a collection of holiday-related essays. He has published stories and essays in the Sunday magazines of the Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Baltimore Sun, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Detroit Free Press. He has also written and produced sketch comedy in Chicago, and he was a commentator on Northern Illinois Public Radio, doing weekly commentaries as part of the local segment of National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” program. Mike is a graduate of Knox College (BA in Economics and English-Writing), the University of Montana (MFA in Creative Writing, MA in English Literature), and the Second City Comedy Writing Program.