Michael took a long time to realise that writing is what he likes doing and that fantasy worlds are where he feels at home. He is an avid reader and has dabbled in writing poetry and short stories. He has written many short film scripts, some of which have been made into films, and is an active participant in various writing groups for both screen and books. During the lockdown, he has used the discipline of writing every day to start his first novel. It is set in a fantasy world that his live-roleplaying and reenactment friends would love to visit, where magic is real and his 13-year-old female protagonist is discovering that not everything is always as it seems.