Meet the author
Michael Walter's career has seen him travel the world managing global brands. An international branding expert, he advises clients and mentors young business entrepreneurs.
Now, inspired by his granddaughter Alice, he has turned his attention to inspiring young children, creating the BuZZy Friends stories in motivational verse to guide growth and development, and promote good manners and behaviour.
Michael says: “At school, I was good at English. Not so much spelling and ‘stuff’, but at essays and writing. ‘A vivid imagination’ is how one of my teachers described it, and I guess he meant that I had lots of ideas. I liked poetry too, and could often write about subjects in verse, which was fun.
We lived in America for a number of years, so our three children enjoyed an education in both countries. We read books at bedtime (sometimes the same one over and over again!) and we even made up our own stories, which were often more fun. Maybe that’s where this passion for children’s books was nurtured? I didn’t notice at the time.