Originally from the UK, Mike moved with his family to Adelaide in 2010. He started his writing career writing funny poetry anthologies and visiting schools and libraries to encourage children to create their own silly rhymes. He has had work published in various magazines and anthologies.
Mike's first picture book, Olivia's Voice, was a 2018 CBCA Awards Notable book, followed by Vanishing and Let's Build a House.
As well as being a writer, Mike also owns a bookshop in Adelaide, Shakespeare's Bookshop in Blackwood. In 2017, he was the lead organiser of the first ever Adelaide Festival of Children's Books.
For five days a week Mike works as an engineer and has very little time for sleep.