The book industry has claimed Michael’s career, with over seven years as a children’s specialist bookseller and seven years as a sales and marketing representative for a children’s publisher. He is currently the manager/buyer at The Younger Sun children’s bookshop in Yarraville, VIC. He studied Early Childhood Teaching as an undergraduate and did his Masters in Children’s Literature, his thesis focusing on Young Adult literature in Australia. His writing has appeared in The Victorian Writer and Aurealis. He has also established the #AusQueerYA tumblr to coincide with the #LoveOZYA campaign of which he is currently the Committee Chair.