Michael studied illustration at Portsmouth University graduating with a first class honours degree. He now works solely on writing and illustrating books for children of all ages, His first picture book was published by Puffin in 2006 and his first fiction series Jake Cake has been shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize. Michael loves dogs, cups of tea, painting big canvasses and sourcing exciting fun material to work with such as flowers and leaves.
A positive and inspiring tale for all those tinies with timid tendencies. -- Junior A reassuring tale which proves that confidence is a case of mind-over-matter, great for improving a little one's self esteem. -- Carousel The book teaches little ones to face their fears with help from their friends. -- Reading Evening Post Packed with beautiful illustrations -- Daily Echo On Michael's first picture book: Baby Blue Bird. '...original, distinctive artwork...' -- The Bookseller On Michael's first book: '...wonderful use of colour... An unforgettable book to keep on the shelf for future generations.' -- Carousel This is a rather nice picture book with its bold, clear colours... The story will probably make even the most timid child laugh and start to come to terms with their fears of the unknown, and therefore not to be trusted. -- School Librarian