Profile: michael linford

About This Author

Born in Boscombe, Dorset in 1977. I have always had a passion for 3 things, books, music and people. Having worked in music retail for 10 years I was able to immerse myself in music both at work and at home which was a joy. My other interest being people and helping them, I eventually moved onto carework and have spent the last 7 years looking after the elderly and troubled, both in their own homes and now as the supervisor of a large care home. I am a fully qualified hypnotherapist and am currently training to be a counsellor. Having had aspirations of being a writer since very early in my life, I started to write poetry as an outlet for various issues I have suffered from throughout the years, such as depression and I finally put over 400 poems on my blog in 2011. Throughout my life, music has always provided an inspiration, a support and a soundtrack to my life and I have always been interested in different people and their musical taste, so in the summer of 2011 I came up with the idea for the novel I am now writing, Twenty Twelve (20 songs, 12 memorable months) and this novel combines both my love of music and my passion for human emotion.

This Author's Books

From the age of 17 I used writing as a way of dealing with emotions that I found difficult to manage. I always felt like I was in a bubble where I couldn't relate to many others around me. Years later I realised that this was due to suffering from depress....
ISBN: 9781781761250
Published: 15 March 2012
Following on from my poetry collection 'Words from a fragile mind' is my newest collection 'Words from a heavy heart' this is a series of poems inspired by the many feelings that love creates. Love is the one thing in the world that I believe in and is hi....
ISBN: 9781781762912
Published: 2 May 2012