The book industry has claimed Michael’s career. Between being a children’s and YA specialist bookseller and a sales and marketing representative for a children’s publisher, he has passionately worked with Children’s and YA books for more than half his life. A teacher that never taught because he couldn’t bring himself to leave the book industry, he’s a fanboy of Queer YA. His writing has appeared in The Victorian Writer and Aurealis. He also established the #AusQueerYA tumblr to coincide with the #LoveOzYA campaign. He is the editor of Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories and contributor to Underdog: #LoveOzYa Short stories.