Michael McCarthy is British and has been living in Germany with his German born wife and British born son for 29 years. He has been writing short stories as a hobby for many years. In the past few years Michael has taken it a bit more seriously and has had many published on line at fiction on the web.co.uk and more recently at ShortFictionBreak. He also has a story in the book The Best of Fiction On the Web which appeared last year.
Michael left Britain mainly to try and do something else and before leaving he completed several courses in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and ended up working as a language trainer at Adult Education Institutes and companies in his new home state. Living in Germany has without a doubt influenced his writing. he often sees it in situations in his stories. Michael is on twitter @flateyefiction