Michael was born on July 15, 1979 in Central Pennsylvania. After growing up in Cincinnati and Atlanta, he moved to Illinois to marry his college sweetheart.  Northern Illinois is where he and his wife call home and raise their three children. With adoption forthcoming, his family will hopefully be even bigger! 

Michael currently enjoys the adventurous and dangerous full-time job of a miner. It is deep within those dark caverns where he absorbed the inspiration for his first novella, The Chalice of Pearls. While Michael is waiting for his next two novels to release in 2016, he writes flash fiction called Storm Stories, and puts them to audio. He also loves to create his own blend of riddles called Brain Blisters, which have a sweltering degree of difficulty that only a select few have survived.

Current writing projects can be found at the Books link.