Michael Brown was born in the Chatham Islands in 1948. He is married with two boys, living in Christchurch, New Zealand.
He is a trainer and consultant in media and presentation skills. He was a reporter, director and presenter of news and current affairs programs for Television New Zealand and also worked on secondment to the BBC.
As early as 10 years old, he wanted to understand this: "If there is a God, why is there so much pain in my world?" Which soon became the question that has always fascinated humanity, "What is it all about?" Or, simply, "Who am I?" From the beginning, he rejected the standard religious explanations and spent many years hunting for the answer, delving into philosophy, religion, spiritual practices, and science (particularly quantum physics). The journey was, at times, intense and painful, including incarceration in a psychiatric institution, and trekking into a remote region of the Andes to find a secret monastery.
The result of that 50 year search is Finding the Field, which folds the ancient, universal truths directly into a modern story.
Novels published: The Weaver's Apprentice (Collins), The Idiot Played Rachmaninov (Hodder and Stoughton). Travel books published: The Weaver and the Abbey (Arthur Barker). The Taming of the Crew (Random House).
Academic: B.Sc.(Hons) in Physics; Dip. Journalism