Michael Morris has been a biological scientist, an animal rights activist, a government policy adviser and a university teacher. He is now running his own environmentally focused tertiary education institute in New Zealand. Michael has written a great deal of non-fiction, much of it academic scientific work of little interest to anyone outside a narrow speciality. More recently Michael has written more easlity accessible information and advocacy pieces about the environment and promoting decent treatment of animals, including his book on factory farming published at Smashwords.
Michael is new to fiction writing, but sees some parallels with writing advocacy pieces. Both types of writing need to engage the emotions as well as the intellect. The dark elf series is his first foray into fantasy. Michael also has a horror short story published in the "darker times" anthology.