He has worked in rural and agricultural media in Australia, Britain and North America for the past 20 years.
He produced and directed a series of documentaries for UK-based Farming Press (a subsidiary of United News & Media). His subjects included gardener Beth Chatto, shepherdess Katy Cropper, and farm-boy-turned-international artist, Andy Goldsworthy.
Back home, Michael worked for Sydney-based agribusiness media experts Anvil Media; and edited and wrote for Blue Mountains Life, which gave him the opportunity to write about a region he had a 30-year association with.
From 2012-2014 he worked for Fairfax Media as a sub-editor for weekly ‘bibles of the bush’, The Land and Queensland Country Life.
In 2014-15 he was deputy editor of Fairfax’s FarmOnline.
In 2015 he published his non-fiction debut and his first collection of short stories. For the full range of his books check out his online bookshop.
Michael lives on subtropical Coochiemudlo Island in south-east Queensland.
He blogs about writers, performers, artists, rebels, LGBTI equality and the writing process at burgewords
He is also writes for No Fibs