My name is Mike Davies. I had a basic secondary school education with very little creative writing experience. I started writing about five years ago when my partner was carrying my first child. I told her to make the lazy sod walk; after all, she’s 16 now. Seriously though, she’s four years old and, as an older father, I need to leave a little something of me for her to remember . I have lived a very full and interesting life with many experiences along the way. I try and combine some of those experiences with my love of writing stories.
When I put pen to paper I have no idea how the story starts let alone how it will end , most of the time it’s a surprise to me . As a Stephen king fan, I have read a lot of his work, I don’t think for a second I’m the next S.K, but his theories I tend to agree with. He famously said, “You go where the story leads you and a story should entertain the writer too”.
I tend to get some of my ideas from people watching, people’s idiosyncrasies fascinate me, everyone has a story to tell, and I find as a writer it is my job to extract them, twist them and turn them into works of art , so my readers can drift into another world never quite knowing if they are the subject matter or not.