Michael sees writing as a brilliant excuse to tramp across the world, and it has taken him abroad on Antarctic expeditions, as crew of a tug boat on the Baltic Sea, paddling the Zambezi River, climbing in Sumatra, spelunking in Belize and, of course, to the Alberta tar sands.
His four award-winning YA graphic novels are published by Oxford University Press Canada. Scholastic Canada is publishing his first online narrative in the summer of 2010. This is his second novel in print.
In addition to his writing career, Michael is a four-time world champion dragon boat athlete, father of three girls, and husband. He tries very hard to keep life an adventure both on and off the page.