Mike Shevdon is a British fantasy author most noted for the astounding novel, Sixty-One Nails.
Born in Yorkshire, Mike grew up in Oxfordshire and has been an avid reader of fantasy since his early teenage years. Beginning with Edgar Rice Burroughs (author of Tarzan amongst other creations), CS Lewis (Narnia series), Barbara Hambly, Ursula Le Guin and Alan Garner (author of the wonderful children's novel The weirdstone of Brisingamen) before expanding into the genres of science fiction with the classic authors Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov and also crime fiction.
He admits to being a big fan of Robert Crais for his Elvis Cole series and Janet Evanovich for her Stephanie Plum novels. His other favorite books include Barabara Hambly?s Darwath Trilogy, The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov and any of John Le Carre?s George Smiley books.
Known to study Martial Arts including Aikido, and being a fan of Archery, one of Mike's greatest strengths as an author is the attention to detail and incredible amount of real world research he injects into his work.