Michael Walsh Liverpool born Irish poet and writer traces his Liverpool roots back to 1865. Michael’s paternal family background is Moville, Donegal, his maternal Wexford and Tipperary. Michael’s father, Patrick, had fought in four conflicts before reaching his fortieth birthday. As a 18-year old guerrilla a reward was placed on his head by England’s Black and Tans. He also fought in the Irish War of Independence, Spanish Civil War, and RAF during World War Two. On leaving school at 15 years of age Michael spent ten weeks at the Merchant Navy School for Sailors in Sharpness. During his years at sea he was to visit over 60 countries. Michael has since provided articles and columns for numerous magazines and international news media. In 2011 he was awarded ‘Writer of the Year’ by the publishers of Euro Weekly News, Europe’s highest circulation free newspaper. He has authored, edited and ghosted over 60 book titles.