Cole Waterman is a veteran crime reporter for MLive, Michigan’s largest online and print media outlet. To break up writing about man’s inhumanity to man on a daily basis, he moonlights as a music critic for several online publications, with a focus on examining the historical lineages in modern musicians' work. When it comes to favorite artists, Tom Waits and the Replacements remain as kings, with PJ Harvey as the queen. Though he has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing, he is considering going back to school for a master’s degree in either that field or Literature. In his free time, he writes fiction, studies world religions and world history. He lives in Bay City, Michigan, with his girlfriend and their cat, tree frog and Betta fish. You can follow him on Twitter @ColeWaterman.