Michael Mullin was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts and spent most of his childhood in Wallingford, Connecticut. He graduated from Choate in 1985 and then returned to Boston to earn a BA in English from Tufts and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. Even though he has lived in California since 1996, all his sports allegiances remain in his native New England. He currently lives in Pasadena with his wife and their teenage twins.
Before becoming a writer, Michael taught writing courses at Emerson College and at Quincy Community College. Prior to that he was a preschool teacher in Connecticut. The skills he learned in those classrooms have made him a natural on author visits to schools.