My name is Derek Sanders. I am a 23 year old student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, currently living in Detroit, Michigan. I am currently in my 4th year and majoring in English. I am also a member of the campus`s Japanese Manga and Cosplay Club, where we read and review manga series (basically Japanese comic books) and currently have some video projects in progress. I am a creative writer and have experience writing poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction. My journalistic experience has included classes on Feature Writing and Narrative Journalism, which included some work writing standard news pieces.
My hope is to become a professional writer. In particular, I hope to become a story writer for comic books or video games. They have inspired me for so long and they are something that I enjoy, so I feel that a job in this field would suit me well. I also have some interest in video game journalism as video game news sources like GameInformer, IGN, and ScrewAttack give fans information about the latest game releases, events, and other related news.