Michael Goulding is a full-time writer and freelance journalist, who spent his early career in IT Sales and Marketing.
After studying at Technical College and later the Open University, he qualified with a Business Studies Degree and a BA in Psychology and began work in the 1960's during the formative years of the emerging IT industry, becoming a professional Systems Analyst and later an IT consultant He spent time in both England and the U.S.A. working with some of the leading British and American pioneering computer Companies: including NCR Limited, Honeywell Information Systems and the Digital Equipment Corporation of Maynard, Massachusetts.
Changing direction by moving into the Retail Licensed Trade in the UK and overseas, he worked initially in District Management with a major British brewery and later managed traditional inns in England for over ten years before gaining qualifications as a Trainer’s Trainer with the Hotel and Catering Industry Training Board.
His first, full-length non-fiction book: "The British Pub Guide", sold well throughout the United Kingdom and is now a collector's item on Amazon. His first novel, "Legacy of the Sphinx", attracted much attention due to the basis of its plot: the age-old mystery surrounding Moses, the Ark of the Covenant and its disappearance shortly after the reign of Solomon at the turn of the first Century BC. The novel has long been available on Amazon Kindle where it remained in the Top 100 Romantic Thrillers for more than two years. A follow-up to this story was also published by Kindle entitled "Angel of Death", which in 2012, also entered the Kindle Top 100 Romantic and Suspense Fiction charts where it remained for several further years
The principal character in both books is Connor Tremayne, a disillusioned former Jesuit and professional assassin with a clandestine, Church-controlled organization formed originally within the Vatican but now headquartered on the eastern seaboard of the United States.
In December, 2012, Kindle released a compilation of Michael’s original Ghost & Horror stories published in the “honorable tradition of Weird Tales” and entitled: "Shades of Darkness". And in 2013 he published his first crime thriller: a murder mystery entitled "Lovers and Other Strangers".