Chicago-born M.J. Riordan was co-founder and C.E.O of Creative Action Now /Shorelines Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based English Language educational consultancy.
He was a professor of writing, film study and western culture and has published poetry, short stories and feature articles in the U.S. and Australia. Riordan has also written several full-length musical plays, produced in Melbourne and Geelong, Australia. He was a frequent lecture on creativity in the classroom and "new ways to think."