Most days I write Crime Fiction. My name is Mike Scantlebury and I was born in Bristol in the South West of England, on the Bath Road. A few miles east, on the way to the city of Bath, is the township of Saltford. My doctor told me I had to give up tea, so I moved to Salford, across the river from Manchester, in the North West of England.
Having swapped the south for the north, I was free to investigate further.
Having landed in Manchester in the 1990s, author Mike Scantlebury found a plethora of crimes to investigate. First there was the work the Council did on creating a new tram network for the city. Mike wrote a book about it, ('Off The Rails'). Then Manchester made a bid to host the Olympic Games. Two bids. It was close: they only lost out to Bejing. (Who'd have thought that was likely?) Mike wrote a book about it, ('Olympic Hello'). It was a busy few years. Having made few friends and important enemies, he decided to move on again.
The Olympics has finally arrived in Britain and Mike decided to contribute his bit to The Cultural Olympiad. Planning ahead, he sat down in the summer of 2011 and tried to imagine what life would be like twelve months ahead. The result was an exciting blend of fact and fiction, strangely, based in the North West of England and featuring that well-known athlete, Prince William. He's young, handsome and - for some unknown reason - single. Why shouldn't he flirt with the feisty heroine Amelia Hartliss? What follows, well, we shall draw a veil over it. (You, on the other hand, can look in the Kindle Store and download the whole story - FREE, on Sundays, during the Olympic fortnight.)
Prince William is back in the news now, in 2015, for arranging to have another baby. The first one, of course, was predicted in Mike's book about Olympics 2012. Ouch! This man can tell the future. (I wonder if he can stand on a pole for 40 days, like David Blaine?)