An amateur naturalist with extensive knowledge of animal behavior, ecology, and the sciences, Mike Just writes book-length fiction and nonfiction as well as short stories and screenplays. His novels focus on the genres of mainstream contemporary, mystery/suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.
His nonfiction, including a book of essays titled The Accidental Naturalist, focuses on nature and inspirational as well as metaphysical themes. He informs his writing with a wide range of professional and personal experience, including the practice of law and psychotherapy, teaching, lecturing and acting in film and theater. He is a rabid backpacker and camper and has traveled extensively throughout the American West.