Brian Michael grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was a voracious reader as a child, inspired by Tolkien, Dahl, L'Engle and Allende. He has a degree in theater and art history, and is a certified sommelier.


He has always been fascinated by imaginary worlds and creating them himself. Inspired by nature, he has a life goal of visiting as many national parks as humanly possible and is happiest when swimming in the ocean. This is his first novel.


Photograph courtesy of joy asico