Michael Collins Morton was born in Warrington, Cheshire, England, and grew up in California, in a suburb near San Francisco. He currently lives in the state of Oregon with his wife, Angela. He is a writer, a pacifist, and a socialist, strongly committed to the principle of nonviolence and the furtherance of universal rights (particularly as regards the fundamental right of free expression), with a deep interest in music, films, theater, art, and photography.