Michael is a multi award-winning writer with top accolades in the entertainment industry. He won the Austin Film Festival and Worldfest Houston, and for two consecutive years achieved semifinalist and quarterfinalist standings in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. He is an optioned screenwriter, script consultant, content writer, copyrighter, ghostwriter and published author. He is a contributing writer for Creative Screenwriting Magazine, served as a magazine editor and was a film critic for The Kansas City Star. He graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in English and Film, and was born and raised in Kansas City.