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 michaelmayes@me.com or call (604) 561-2601.

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