Michael grew up in London's East End, played on bomb sites lived through the blitz and supported West Ham.
He went on to become a Chartered Design Engineer, technical writer, editor and book reviewer. He worked in the British and International Defence industries before co-founding an international high tech company in the laser optics industry.
Michael has won writing prizes, published articles on business and sailing, been a rally driver, radio ham and enthusiastic yachtsman.
Michael enjoys creative writing, has two adult daughters and lives and sails in Hampshire UK.