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My name is Michael Rowland, and I am 70 years young, and I am an award-winning children’s author, writing children’s novels and short stories under the pen name of Daniel M Warloch. (An anagram of Michael Rowland). The reason for the pen name is because my first novel was 9/11: Official Complicity by Michael Rowland, which as you will guess from the title, is about the atrocities surrounding that fateful day in 2001. The book is fiction, based on actual events, so I didn’t want to associate a serious book with my children’s work. In fact, Dr David Ray Griffin has endorsed the book. DRG is the world’s leading exponent on 9/11.


“I laud Mr Rowland’s writing of a fact-based novel...” Dr David Ray Griffin...”


I have another book under my real name” – Morocco or bust August ’69 by Michael Rowland. This is a true story of six friends and I, who back in 1969 decided to get away from the miserable British Summer weather, embarking on a holiday of a lifetime …

I am proud to announce that it has been nominated in the TopShelf Magazine 2020 Indie book awards and won the Best Cover for July in the TopShelf Magazine Cover Awards 2019 in its category, and it charted at number 2 on Amazon in the new releases on the day of publication. It has also been nominated in the TCK Readers’ Choice Awards 2020.


Synopsis for Morocco or bust August ’60: -


It was a typical cold December evening in 1968 when six friends and I were seated around a beer-stained table in a smoke-filled room, trying to decide where to go for our holidays the following year.

All we wanted was to feel the sun on our backs, hot sand between our toes, friendly foreign girls, and the crazy nightlife we’d only read and heard from family and friends. After a lively debate, we decided to embark on a heroic journey to Morocco the following year.

So, why not join our once-in-a-lifetime holiday during the summer of ’69, and find out what we got up to …



They say there is a book in everyone. Well, I was 58 before I started researching and writing the 9/11 book, which I published in 2010. I was made redundant the day before 9/11, and over the months and years I read a number of factual books about that day, and it was then I came to the conclusion something wasn’t stacking up. After that I was hooked. I then began to write children’s books.



I started work at 15, with no qualifications. At school I tended to fool around. I have to say I do struggle writing, but if I can write books, anyone can. Just give it a go. Practice makes perfect!

I am also proud to announce that I was awarded Children’s Author of the month of May 2018 by the Wildfire Magazine in the USA. So my hard work has paid off.


All of my books are available on Amazon, plus you can find me on my web site.


Plus, my Facebook page –



And 7 children’s novels, plus 19 children’s short stories under the pen name of Daniel M Warloch.

The Holly short stories have been written to help children with learning difficulties and to make them aware of what’s out there on the streets, such as Autism, Bullying, Stranger Danger, Child Poverty to name just a few.



“A man of many talents telling stories for the young, and in the years to come those children will tell their offspring’s about Holly KissKiss, and her friends and the adventures they had. All Daniel’s books will one day become modern day classics that will stand the test of time.”

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