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. 

Get Writing 2012

Tickets are now available at The Get Writing 2012 Conference run by the Verulam Writers' Circle at The University of Hertford on the 11th Feb.  It's  ( I understand ) always a sell out so I'd get in quick if you're interested.  You can book by following the link here.

The conference features an array of influential and creative people in the UK publishing business, offering talks, workshops, seminars and a lot of networking
Returning for their 4th year are their hugely popular 3 and 5 minute pitches direct to leading agents and editors.  And this year for a small extra fee you will be able to book a 10 minute face time appointment during Get Writing 2012.

O and did I mention I'll be on one of the panels and running a workshop called A Writers Guide to Blogging and the Social Networks.

Really looking forward to it all - maybe see you there :-)