About the author
Writing in 1980
Studying the text
At the microphone
Michael lives in Stourbridge, West Midlands, England. He attended the local grammar school and went on to complete a BSc degree in Computer Science and English. He worked in I.T. for 22 years, 8 of those as a self-employed consultant / trainer.
Michael was married for 38 years until Alison sadly passed away after a 2-year battle with cancer, has a son who has severe autism, learning disabilities and epilepsy. After leaving school he was a commercial trainee for a pharmaceutical wholesaler, and then moved into I.T. He became systems manager for a flooring wholesaler and then ran 3 small businesses while helping his wife with the care of their son. It left little time for his ambition - to write a novel. In 2015 he decided to retire early, and finally achieved that ambition. 'Could it be That Way', his debut novel, features David White, loosely based on Michael, but mainly fictionalised. However, for the last 28 years, autism has been at the centre of Michael's world. In addition to being a carer at home, he has also run a small care business and has done many hours of voluntary work helping children and young adults with autism.
Michael's passions are books (mainly novels), his favourite author being Alexander McCall Smith, football, politics, watching science programmes, and music. He has written some songs and performs a few covers on his author website, his favourite being Elton John's 'Your Song'. Now he has retired from business, he intends to publish the novel he has been working on for the last couple of years, a paranormal mystery.