Brought up in Wales and London, Mike lived in Scotland for many years before moving to Cornwall twenty years ago. He has travelled widely researching his material. In Southern Africa he followed the footsteps of Laurens van der Post and in Wales those of naturalist Ludwig Koch. He followed the course of Sir Francis Chichester across the Indian Ocean. He has charmed snakes in Singapore and the Bahamas, and called seals in Orkney and Cornwall.
Years ago Del Reid said "There's music in your words." Mike's tales certainly have a lyrical quality that shines through whether he's telling to wide-eyed children or world-wise adults. And it's there in short fireside tales as much as in epics.