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Mike Shevdon

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Mike Shevdon lives in Bedfordshire, England, with his wife and son, where he pursues the various masteries of archery, technology, and cookery. His love of Fantasy & SF started in the 70s with C S Lewis, Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov and continued through Alan Garner, Ursula Le Guin and Barbara Hambly. More recent influences include Mike Carey, Phil Rickman, Neil Gaiman, and Robert Crais, among many others.

He has studied martial arts for many years, mainly aikido and archery. Friends have sometimes remarked that his pastimes always seem to involve something sharp or pointy. The pen should therefore be no surprise, though he’s still trying to figure out how to get an edge on a laptop.


I haven’t posted for a while because in my other profession I have been hectically busy. How’s it going in there? Very well, thank you, but we’re not out of the woods yet. Anyway, I was particularly taken with Chuck Wendig’s take on Things You Should Know When Writing About Guns, and I wanted to […]
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The sense of otherness in this book comes from all directions. We have Rabbit Back, a small Finnish town some way from Helsinki and disconnected by the onset of winter and the distance from the city. We have Ella Milana, a long way from university an ...more
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I decided to read Some Kind of Fairy Tale because I heard Graham Joyce talking about the folk-lore that I research for my own books. It came recommended by friends, and now I understand why.

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I read this while on holiday, expecting urban fantasy and instead finding a charming tale of paranormal romance.

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Jo Mike, I really like your books. Thanks for writing them - keep them coming.

Jo


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Mike Shevdon My pleasure :-)


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Mike! :)


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