Mike French is an author and the owner and senior editor of the prestigious literary magazine, The View From Here which has been called many fine things since it started in 2007 including, "Attractive, informative, sparkling and useful" by the late Iain M. Banks and for having a “great passion and drive” by Booker shortlisted Tom McCarthy.

Mike’s debut novel, The Ascent of Isaac Steward came out in 2011 with Cauliay Publishing and was nominated for The Galaxy National Book Awards which due to an unfortunate clerical error was awarded to Dawn French.

Born in Cornwall in 1967, Mike spent his childhood flipping between England and Scotland with a few years in between in Singapore. Splitting his time between his own writing, editing the magazine, running workshops and working with atp media in Luton, Mike is married with three children and a growing number of pets. He currently lives in Luton in the UK and when not working watches Formula 1, eats Ben & Jerry's Phish Food and listens to Noah and the Whale.

Mike's second novel a dsytopian sci-fi called Blue Friday was released in 2012 by Elsewhen Press and was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke award 2013. Convergence, his third book, was released in October 2013 from Elsewhen Press and was also nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke award 2014. 

Signing Tour

The number of stops for the bus is ranking up ....

WH Smith, Luton
Sat 23rd July 2011
10AM onwards
The Mall, Luton, Bedfordshire LU1 2TF, UK

Luton Central Library
Sat 27th August 2011
11AM to 4 PM plus 2PM to 3PM: a talk discussing the writing process,getting work published and tips on how to develop as a writer.
Luton Central Library, St. George's Square, Luton, LU1 2NG, UK

waterstones, Milton Keynes
Sat 3rd September 2011
10AM onwards
Unit 72 ,Midsummer Place,Milton Keynes MK9 3GA, UK

waterstones, St Albans
Sat 17th September 2011
10AM onwards
8 St Peters Street ,St Albans, AL1 3LF UK

waterstones, Bishops Stortford
Sat 24th September 2011
10AM onwards
12 South Street ,Bishops Stortford, Herts, CM23 3AT, UK

Get Writing Conference 2012, University of Hertfordshire
Saturday 11th February 2012
9AM to 6PM
de Havilland Campus , Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AB, UK

Tour Bus for The Ascent of Isaac Steward ...

and an interesting post here about the availability of The Ascent of Isaac Steward on Amazon...

(Since this was written Amazon does finally show The Ascent of Isaac Steward as in stock.)