Who is Shmolnick? What does the name mean?

These are some of the common questions I get all the time. Well, the mystery can now be revealed! My name is Mike, and Shmolnick is my online alter-ego. I am not Shmolnick, Shmolnick doesn't really exist. It's a name I made up when I was a kid because I thought it was funny to create a fake name that sounded real. That's right, it's a fake name. So there. I started using it as my screen name because it amused me, and the name stuck. Now I use the name Shmolnick for this web site, and in my stories.

Special appreciation goes out to my good friend Dave, AKA Bubble, who helped with this site and provided inspiration and encouragement in a variety of areas. Plus, he laughs at my humor.