Mr. Mike began writing in elementary school. He started writing poetry when he was about 13 years old.  As an adult, he worked with a group of kids at an after school program.  That’s where he got the name “Mr. Mike”.  The students enjoyed hearing Mr. Mike’s poetry and seeing his drawings.  They encouraged him to write more poetry and often asked if he ever planned to write a book… that’s how Lemon Drop Rain, New Pet, Over the Top and Swimming in Chocolate came to be!!!

Mr. Mike lives in a little house near the ocean in Southern California.  When he’s not writing and illustrating, he loves to walk on the beach, drop by his favorite chocolate shop and travel to far away places!  He’s currently working on a retelling of a famous fairy tale.

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