Catscape CoverMike Nicholson is an Edinburgh-based author who writes children’s fiction. He has two novels published; mystery adventures packed with past secrets, colourful characters and fiendish plots.

His three picture books for younger children, introduce the fun of Scots words through rhyme as characters find themselves in humorous situations.

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P4 illustrationsMike also undertakes writing commissions for fiction and non-fiction and has recently written resources for schools on the Scottish Enlightenment and on money and savings.

Based on his writing experience, Mike runs events for all ages in schools and at book festivals.

These events are often based on encouraging children to create their own story ideas, through the fun of rhyming words of in the interactive session ‘Write a Story in 60 Minutes’.

Mike also works a consultant, providing support for charity sector organisations based on his career of over 25 years working for a range of charities. He offers experience of working with boards and staff teams who are keen for support on governance issues, as well as writing fundraising proposals, undertaking evaluations and writing website copy.