Mike has a long professional background in words, and is a sought-after

fiction editor. His award-winning novel White Man Falling, published in many countries, is on the Guardian's allegedly definitive list of 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read.


He became interested in writing musical theatre lyrics just four years ago, developing his craft (and meeting his writing partners) at BML.


With BML composer James Cleeve he won the Xmas Factor in 2018 with a song from Oh Yes I Am!, a one-person panto dame musical. His musical Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake, a work-in-progress with BML composer Patrick Steed, was selected for BEAM2020.


Mike’s focus on the BML board is liaising with members and helping with member support.