Michael admits to being a late starter. His first child was born when he was 38 years old. In 2003 he started writing. His story, ‘The Reader’ was published in the RTE/Marian Finucane book, A Page in the Life. ‘The Patriot Game’ was published in the Liberties Press compilation, The Little Book of Christmas Memories. A member of Rathmines Writers’ Workshop since 2004 - Swan Press also published his poetry and stories. He thinks his workmates most frequent comment on the book will be, “Don’t give up the day job!” Too late.