Brief Biography

Since his early childhood Michael embraced the excitement and infinite possibilities of science fiction. Battleframe is his debut novel in the Mindwars series and is the culmination of a lifetime of adventures. He resides in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and three children.

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Full Biography

Born in Melbourne, Australia Michael founded his first business when he was just 16 years old. After completing his BSc in electronics and computer science, he continued his entrepreneurial career of founding many Internet companies.

In 1998, Michael completed his MBA and served as a director of the prestigious Australian Internet Industry Association, the last two years he was elected to the position of vice-chairman. As a member of the board, he contributed to forming industry policies for, cyber-crime, copyright and chaired the committee for establishing the online advertising standards for Australia.

For the past 8 years, Michael has been growing his domain management company, ParkLogic, and now has clients the world over. He is a regular industry commentator via his blog and is a highly sought after speaker at global industry events.

Michael has always had a desire to write his own novel. In his early teens, he would arrive home from school and head straight to his bedroom to enter the fantastic worlds created by authors like Tolkien, and Herbert. He would often get engrossed in the adventures long after his official bedtime and read by the hallway light, much to his mother's displeasure.

Given his Internet career, Michael took his first tentative steps towards his writing goal by writing a series of articles for a gaming website he was developing. Two years later, he completed his debut novel, Battleframe, which is the first book in The Mindwars series. He is currently working on book two in The Mindwars and is looking forward to the adventures that lie ahead.

Michael is married to Roselyn and she has become hist first port of call for editorial advice. His three children are also reading his novels and have been an enormous support on the journey.

Michael regularly blogs on michaelgilmour.com and has provided a host of material on his books that is freely available to registered readers.

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Biography with Quotations

Since he was old enough to read, Michael has had his head buried in books. As soon as he arrived home from school, he would head straight to his bedroom and enter the fantastic worlds created by authors like Tolkien, Donaldson and Herbert. He would often get engrossed in the adventures long after his official bedtime and read to the hallway light, much to his mother’s displeasure.

Luckily, Michael’s father was an avid science fiction reader and he understood the desire to escape into amazing universes where everything was possible.

“My father and I would often swap books and relive the author’s imagination in our many conversations. To this day, we still share books and go to as many scifi and fantasy movies as we can together.”

Michael has always had a desire to write his own novel.

“It must have been my father’s influence during my formative years. I could think of nothing better than sitting down and letting my creativity run wild.”

Given his career in founding Internet based companies, Michael took his first few tentative steps towards his goal when he wrote a series of episodes for a gaming website he was developing at the time. Two years later, this became his debut novel, Battleframe.

“Battleframe is a book that I've always wanted to read. As I wrote the story, I found myself looking forward to each writing session to discover what the characters were going to do next.”

Battleframe is the first book in Mindwars series and catapults the reader into a galactic wide conflict that has been taking place over millennia. Just when the reader believes they understand what’s happening, the characters are suddenly thrust into new intriguing and sometimes terrifying circumstances.

“I’m really excited about Battleframe because it opens up a whole new world for me to explore with the reader. It’s a story about ordinary individuals becoming extraordinary in every way.”

Michael is married to Roselyn and she has become hist first port of call to “suggest” editorial changes for his writing. His three children are also reading his books and have been an enormous support on the journey.

“I can only hope that readers enjoy reading my books as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them.”