Michael Anthony was born in Massachusetts, in 1986. He grew up south of Boston, earned a BA in English Literature at Bridgewater State University, and an MFA in Creative Writing at Lesley University. He spent six years in the army reserves, with a sixteen month deployment, and twelve months in Iraq, where he served as an operating room technician.
Michael’s writings have appeared in numerous books, from children’s to poetry/non-fiction anthologies. He has written for the Washington Post blog, Business Insider blog, as well as several other publications across the web, including a year-long stint as a feature writer and editor of the War and Veterans section for the Good Men Project blog.
In addition to his writings, Michael has appeared on a TV show for the Weather Channel, several documentaries—ranging from veterans issues to issues of mortality—he’s even managed to become a mini-viral hit on YouTube. He is also a professional public speaker.