Michael Yates was a reporter and later film critic with the Sheffield Star. He taught playwriting at Harrogate Theatre and creative writing for the WEA.
He has had a dozen plays performed in the north of England, including in Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Liverpool and Manchester.
He has also been Poet in Residence in Whitby, Wakefield Cathedral and Wakefield Hospitals. His other books include The Bronte Boy, Homer's ODC, Short Shorts and