Mike has two novels published for 8-12 year olds; mystery adventures packed with past secrets, colourful characters and fiendish plots. The first two in a series of six mysteries for early readers (6-8 year olds) will be published in March 2017.
His three picture books for younger children, introduce the fun of Scots words through rhyme as characters find themselves in humorous situations.
Mike also undertakes writing commissions for fiction and non-fiction such as a comic book resource for schools on the Scottish Enlightenment, and a diary-style book for young people on the experience of a family member being in prison.
Mike runs events for all ages in schools and at book festivals. These are based on encouraging children to create their own story ideas, through the fun of rhyming words to create scenes for picture books, to the highly interactive session ‘Write a Story in 60 Minutes’ for older children.
Mike’s work as a consultant, providing support for charity sector organisations, is based on his career of over 25 years working for a range of charities. His work includes undertaking process and impact evaluations, writing fundraising proposals, or working with boards and staff teams keen for support on governance or development.