Michael Garb is co-author and editor of Emerald Ark, Memories of a Jewish Irish Youth, his first published work. While engaged in the writing of his father’s memoir, Michael thought it would be his first and only book, securing a family legacy. However, the whole experience has inspired him to write further. 

Michael’s love for writing came as a teenager, and, as a junior in high school, his creative writing piece, “The Maple Tree,“ was viewed as outstanding by his English teachers and submitted to the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) for their annual national writing contest.  Though not a finalist, his being chosen to participate was considered noteworthy. 

In college, Michael was invited to present his essay analyzing  Ralph Ellison’s critically acclaimed novel, Invisible Man, and to participate in a panel discussion addressing the social issues faced by African Americans in the early 20th century. His research helped shape his understanding of, and sensitivity to, marginalized peoples in society who are "invisible " to those with power and influence.  

During his career as an art, music, and library teacher, Michael composed many songs for character-building educational programs and anti-bullying campaigns. "We are a community, we take pride in each other, be a friend to have a friend..."

Michael possesses a master’s degree in Literacy Education. Retired from secular teaching, he serves as a full-time, freelance cantor, officiating at Jewish and interfaith weddings, lifecycle celebrations, and high holiday services, in family tradition. 

Michael lives in the US with his wife, Isabella, and their furry companions, Lola, a King Charles Cavalier, and felines, James and Lucky.