The author was born in Norfolk, VA, in 1991 where he spent the majority of his childhood until his move to Kansas in 2000. He has been heavily involved with the performing arts for the past decade, where he focused on art forms such as acting, singing and dancing. He began his writing career in 2009 after writing several pieces for his high school english class. It was then that he won his first award for his piece “The Storm”. Getting second place in the Blue Valley Optimist Poetry Contest. Michael attended Kansas State University to pursue a degree in sociology.