Michael was born at the Oregon coast and raised in southern Oregon. He has served in the Navy, worked in the construction industry, been a graphic designer and taught art and design. Along the way he managed to raise three kids, travel to some wonderful and other horrible places.
In his youth he fell in love with the fantasy works of authors like Tolkien and Lewis, and expanded later with the likes of Jordan, Salvatore, and Brooks. SciFi greats like Asimov, Niven, and Pournelle as well as authors like King and Koontz bear influences in his work. His first novel, Journey Begins, grew from a short story written for his daughter and first published by Amazon in 2015.
Michael currently lives with his wife, Kris in Virginia Beach with their three dogs; Smokie, Ollie and Jethro.
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