Hi, I'm Mike V.

and I'm a creative writer & alternative narrative creator living in New Jersey. Strange Crust (this site) hosts original fiction, non-fiction, reviews, and other stuff I make.

I write The Weirdy Wordy, a weekly fictional newspaper about the fictional town of Oddland.

I'm the founder & editor of Ear Rat Magazine, a digital zine for digital people.

I produce The No Happy Nonsense Podcast which covers topics like "should I buy a travel coffee mug" and "used book sales" and "dead guy by the mailbox?"

Reach out to me for opportunities, collaborations, or just to say hello.