Michael Salinger has been writing and performing poetry and fiction for over 30 years. He is a fixture in the poetry and education community, teaching in over 200 communities in more than 50 countries. After a 23-year stint as a quality engineer for an automotive manufacturer, he transitioned to a career as a full-time writer, workshop facilitator, and literacy consultant. He has published books of poetry for youth and adults, as well as co-authored professional books for teachers and administrators with his partner-in-rhyme, Sara Holbrook. His latest publication is From Striving to Thriving for Writers, co-authored with Sara and Stephanie Harvey, published by Scholastic. Find him on Twitter @michaelsalinger and Facebook @OutspokenLiteracyConsultants.