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. 

Convergence off to the Publishers

Well I woke up at 4AM this morning with a final small idea for a tweak in the Ms for Convergence and therefore I am brain dead now.

So please forgive this post if it is short!  But after 9 months of writing - spot the connection :-) I have finally finished all edits and checking of Convergence.

Sent it to Elsewhen this afternoon and I'll let you know when it is due to hit the shops - hopefully the digital edition by the end of the year and the paperback early 2014 - but that's just a guess!

UPDATE: ebook due for release 25 Oct 2013 and paperback Jan 2014