About Michael Forester

“There is one journey. We commence it the moment we enter the world, and complete it the moment we leave. Its purpose is to learn, to love and to grow.”  

So starts Michael Forester’s book, One Journey: A Travelogue of Awakening.

Portrait of Michael Forester

Michael, who is close to being profoundly deaf, lives between the southern edge of the New Forest and the sea. A full time author and public speaker, he travels both in the UK and internationally, to research and to sign his books for readers in locations as far apart as the UK, Thailand and the Philippines.

On graduating from Oxford University in 1977, Michael first taught economics, before spending over thirty years in the world of business consultancy and management.

Having experienced a spiritual awakening in the millennium year, he began travelling and writing creatively.

In 2015, he made a fundamental change himself, leaving management to concentrate full time on creative writing and public speaking.

Michael is the author of eleven books to date, on subjects as diverse as business strategy, short stories and novels, spiritual inspiration and epic fantasy poetry.

His own journey has taken him from early years in academia into middle years in management consultancy and now into full time writing and speaking. It has taken him from normal hearing to near-profound deafness and, in 2004, the life-changing arrival of a hearing dog, Matt (the subject of 'If It Wasn't For That Dog').

He has visited over forty countries, studying and writing about subjects such as deforestation in the Amazon, post-Apartheid forgiveness in South Africa, economic deprivation in the Philippines and a personal pilgrimage in search of the singing bowls of Nepal.