Michael Young

Instructional Designer, Teacher, Freelance Writer, and Composer

Michael is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Western Governors University with degrees in German Teaching and Instructional Design and a minor in Music. He puts his German to good use designing and teaching online German courses. He has experience in teaching both online and in physical classrooms, and does frequent freelance work in instructional design, voiceovers, copywriting, translating, and editing.

Though he grew up traveling the world with his military father, he now lives in Utah with his wife, Jen, and his two sons. Michael enjoys acting in community theater, playing and writing music and spending time with his family. He played for several years with the handbell choir Bells on Temple Square and is now a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

• The Hunger, Novel, Future House Publishing, 2016
• Rook: Revenge, Novel, Trifecta Books, 2015
• Nemesis: Knight, Novel, Trifecta Books, 2015
• Paladin: Pawn, Novel, Trifecta Books, 2014
• Sing We Now of Christmas, Anthology, Klingenberg Press, 2012
• Angels from Their Realms of Story, Anthology, Klingenberg Press, 2014
• Carol of The Tales, Anthology, Klingenberg Press, 2013
• The Canticle Prelude, Fantasy novel, Big World Network, 2012
• The Canticle Kingdom, Fantasy novel, Bonneville Books, 2010
• The Frozen Globe, Fantasy novel, BigWorldNetwork, 2014
• The Last Archangel, Fantasy novel, Bonneville Books, 2011

Short Stories:
• Miracles of Kindness, contributor, Mark Wright, 2014
• Failure, the Key to Success, contributor, E.I. Hunter, 2014
• “Bookwyrm”, short story, Bard and Sages Quarterly, 2014
• Dark Stars, contributor, Earthbound Fiction, 2012
• Checkin’ It Twice, contributor, Rosehaven Press, 2012
• Parables for Today, contributor, Sweetwater Books, 2012
• Portrait of A Mother, inspirational pamphlet, Cedar Fort, 2011
• “Subway Survey”, short story, Allegory, Jan 2010
• “Dynamic Duos”, short story, Mindflights, 2010

• Competency High School German 1, Middlebury Interactive Languages
• Competency High School German 2, Middlebury Interactive Languages
• Exposure Elementary German 3-5, Middlebury Interactive Languages
• German I, Lincoln Interactive
• Music Appreciation, Mountain Heights Academy
• Music Connections, Mountain Heights Academy
• Studying for the GED, Franz Amussen
• Studying for the U.S. Citizenship Exam, Franz Amussen

Regular Contributor to "The Crossroads Journal", newspaper, Eagle Mountain, UT
Contributor to "Serve Daily", newspaper, Spanish Fork, UT
Contributor to Walker Productions, Orem, UT

• “Not By Chance”, article, The New Era, July 2009
• “Werkzeuge Gottes”, article, SISSI Conference Proceedings, 2008

United States


My Resume


My Resume

Writing Samples from Longer Works

Sing We Now of Christmas: An Advent Anthology

Sing We Now of Christmas Sample

Bonneville Books

The Last Archangel

Excerpt from the novel

Carol of the Tales and Other Nightly Noels

Carol of the Tales Sample

Complete Writing Samples


He Wants to Take You Along


Subway Survey

Short Story

Author's Think Tank

When Pitches Become Strikeouts

Mormon Artist

Alex Boye Interview

Dark Stars

The Queue

The New Era

Not By Chance

Voice Over Work


Age of Archangels

Stay tuned for all new episodes of this series starting the week of December 15th with the Fall Mid-Season. Current Season: Past Seasons: You may also enjoy:


The Adventures of Phineas Frakture

Stay tuned for all new episodes of this series starting the week of December 15th with the Fall Mid-Season. Phineas Frakture returns home, only to find things a little different...


The Canticle Prelude

This series has come to an end, but you can purchase the compilation in our Store now, and check out the author's other series, Age of Archangels. You may also enjoy:


The Last Time

Not quite human but married to a human man, Esme only wants to prove to herself that Bender truly loves her. However, her plan may not go as expected. You may also enjoy:

GED Prep Course

Sample GED Science Lesson

Middlebury Interactive Languages

Online Course Voiceover Work