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.

Novels:
• 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

Courses:
• 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

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

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

Portfolio

My Resume

My Resume

Writing Samples from Longer Works

Sing We Now of Christmas Sample
The Last Archangel
Excerpt from the novel
Carol of the Tales Sample

Complete Writing Samples

He Wants to Take You Along
Subway Survey
Short Story
When Pitches Become Strikeouts
Alex Boye Interview
The Queue
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:
https://soundcloud.com/mdybyu/science-lesson-example-by
Sample GED Science Lesson
https://d3s7d0hr4rzqgi.cloudfront.net/video/f3c5c89445079091eb53f54f5606b9f9e1065edc.mp4
Online Course Voiceover Work

Performances

Music & The Spoken Word Pioneer Day Concert

Musical Compositions

Old Irish Blessing
Love at Home

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