Michael Aaron Mayes was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. After graduating from McGill University with a business degree and an inexplicable love of writing, he began his career as an advertising writer. Since then, Michael worked as a writer and creative director at various advertising agencies, before going rogue as a freelancer to spend more time writing longer stories. In 2013, he wrote his first children's book, Which Way Back? for BC's Knowledge Network. The following spring it became the Number 1 Children’s Title on the BC Bestsellers list. Michael currently lives in Squamish, BC, where he's working on his first young adult novel, between hikes. To get in touch, email or call (604) 561-2601.