Michael Ryan

mrMichael is a writer who is only just discovering the power of the internet to share and participate in a seething ocean of wonderful talent.  His observation based writing style has been influenced by writers like Carver, Attwood, Murakami, Rushdie, Cave and Billy Collins.  Michael is a Stockbroker who is principal and manager of a regional Financial Services firm.  He enjoys writing short stories and poetry that attempt to convey from a distance, the essence of emotional ambiguity.   He is an avid fan of a broad range of contemporary Australian music.  When not writing, Michael is at home in the ocean; swimming, surfing or paddling anything that floats.  He is club captain of the local surf club and enjoys the role of coaching and mentoring teenage athletes, including 4 of his own.  He cites competing with and against these young adults that he has coached and known since under 8s as one of the great pleasures and privileges of life.