"I once had a meeting with Tim Burton.

His office called me. How cool is that?"

Michael has been publishing his fiction since 2012, starting with a little eBook titled 8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf. That story, which features a dwarf nicknamed “Creepy” by his seven roommates, is somewhat of a cult hit with readers and book bloggers. The positive reception inspired Michael to write two more twisted fairytales and publish the trilogy as his first printed book: TaleSpins.


Since then, Creepy the 8th dwarf has gotten his own graphic novel adaption titled 8: The Untold Story. Michael has also written two novels: the middle grade superhero adventure Rocketboy: The Return of Dr. Megaton and Simon a modern-day retelling of Hamlet for young adult readers. Simon won the Bronze Medal for YA at the 2015 Moonbeam Book Awards. In addition, Michael is also co-author of 11 titles in the award-winning  picture book series Larry Gets Lost, created by his friend and former Disney colleague John Skewes. More on that work can be found here.


Michael lives in Pasadena with his wife and their teenage twins. Even though he’s been in Southern California since 1996, all his sports allegiances remain in his native New England. He admits to a healthy level of geekiness about Hamlet and The Batman. Regarding the latter, he has no problem whatsoever with people dropping the “The.” (See? Healthy.)


P.S. The Tim Burton story is told here.

Michael’s coolest family legend by far is that his father, Dr. Robert Mullin (in the shades above) was the navy doctor who gave John Glenn his post-orbital checkup aboard the U.S.S. Noa on February 20, 1962.

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