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Michael Gayle, or ‘Magic Mike’, is a Canadian children’s picture book author/ illustrator based out of Toronto, ON.
Since childhood, Michael has cultivated a unique, classics-hearkening-with-modern twist, writing and illustration style that has so far produced three books, two writing awards, two book tours, and a growing and dedicated readership throughout Canada and the U.S, primarily.
Gayle’s second book, a punchy, starry-eyed fable called, "The Very Unluckily Lucky Quaroo", awared the coveted Reader’s Favourite 5-Star award in 2019; has since been followed up by his latest work, a winding, theatrical comedy called, "Krumpp’s First Taste", released in the Fall of 2022 to the highest critical praise, and widest readership of any of his works, including audiences throughout North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom.
Do you sell prints or original artwork?
I currently do not sell any prints or original artwork. However, I very well may in the near future. If I did that news would be shared first on my social channels (Instagram / Twitter).
Do you do school or library visits?
I do! I love visiting schools and libraries. If you are an educator and would like for me to stop by, please address your inquiry to
Will you sign my book if I ship it to you? 
Unfortunately I do not currently have an address to send letters or books for signing. However, if you follow my social channels you might be able to catch me at a signing event at a bookshop in your area.

Why did you choose the name Magic Mike?
I get this question a lot. The answer is, for a few reasons, none of which include any reference to a certain popular film starring Channing Tatum. One day I'll write a very deep and evocative think-piece on its origins. For now, this is all you get (smiley face).
Do you use a Goodreads?
I love goodreads, but I especially love being recommended things. If you do too, find me and tell me what books I should be reading.
Have another question? 
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