About The Author: Michael O’Halloran

I’m Michael O’Halloran, the founder of Greeting Card Poet. Welcome to our site.

Ten Things About Me

1.) I’m from Kansas City, Missouri, and lived a couple of high school years in Wausau, Wisconsin. I now live in St. Paul, Minnesota, where I’ve lived most of my life. Ask me which NFL team I root for, and my response is complicated.

2.) My wife, MJ, and I have four grown daughters and two grandsons.

3.) I worked as the marketing director for MECC, creators of The Oregon Trail educational software game. After being acquired by The Learning Company, I was part of the team run by Kevin O’Leary, “Mr. Wonderful,” of Shark Tank fame. (Note: On-TV Kevin is not much different from in-person Kevin.)

4.) As president of Magnetic Poetry – think of the popular word magnets on the fridge – I personally invented and took to market dozens of new products, mostly focused on wordplay games. Having attended many stationery shows, I learned a lot about greeting cards.

5.) After coaching my four daughters in basketball for many seasons, I authored four books on basketball coaching, including Layups and Life Lessons. I’ve also co-authored four kids’ trivia books.

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6.) As publisher of the Well-Prepared Coach line, our offerings include coaches’ practice plans, player off-season workouts, and editable award certificates.

7.) My liberal arts degree is from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul), and my master’s degree is from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities).

8.) Sports Feel Good Stories was my introduction to starting and running a website. I founded the site in 2009 and serve as its editor. The site showcases inspirational sports stories and focuses on the fun side of sports.

9.) With Greg Johnson, I’m the co-founder of ListCaboodle, a site all about lists. From lists about songs to funny lists, there’s something for everyone.

10.) My most recent book – Best Sports Slogans and Captions – is now available on Amazon.

Get Started With Greeting Card Poet

I view my role at Greeting Card Poet as trying to connect professional writers’ message ideas for greeting cards with folks who are in search of them.

We hope to help you find the right messages for your greeting cards, social media posts, and other communications. With Greeting Card Poet as a resource, you’ll never be at a loss for words.

Greeting Card Poet started in 2014. Learn more about it on our About Us page.

For newcomers to the site, get started by visiting our Greeting Card Poet homepage or by doing a search from our homepage on a topic of interest, e.g., Birthday Wishes.

Oh, and one more thing. I love to hear feedback from readers.

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