Profile: Mike Skinner

About This Author

Michael Skyner has dyslexia amongst other things. He is a big kid in a bigger body. He got this from his father – he never grew up either. When he's not writing poetry, he writes zany comic fantasy for children and adults. He lives and works in Nottinghamshire. For Michael Skyner writing is the best fun that anyone could ever have. "I write because I enjoy it, it's the best therapy there is. To watch characters and plots develop is something akin to magic. I thoroughly recommend it to everyone." Statement As a psychotherapist working with disadvantaged children, I discovered my inner child’s voice. I write humorous tales of fantasy and historical fiction to encourage children to enjoy reading and have fun. I have been a member of four writing groups, including SCBWI. Last year I visited schools with a poetry workshop to encourage children, particularly those with dyslexia, to discover the joys of reading. I have published a book of poetry and short stories aimed at children who are reluctant readers.

This Author's Books

Human sacrifice; sea monsters, starvation, cruelty and cannibals await the crew of the Sinka Maria, as the intrepid explorer Chris Clotbo sets sail for the Americas, in search of fame, fortune and the fabled gold of El Dorado. On board is Bottella – evil ....
ISBN: 9781786106469
Published: 8 August 2019
Human sacrifice; sea monsters, starvation, cruelty and cannibals await the crew of the Sinka Maria, as the intrepid explorer Chris Clotbo sets sail for the Americas, in search of fame, fortune and the fabled gold of El Dorado. On board is Bottella – evil ....
ISBN: 9781786106469
Published: 20 August 2020
Lady Petunia Hooter shot into the room like a rocket on boosters. With the arrival of the Hooters, the peaceful co-existence of the inhabitants of Blatherington Hall comes to an end. Faced with the complete annihilation of their way of life or should that....
ISBN: 9781839459658
Published: 14 June 2021
Sometimes irreverent, always funny. The Monkey’s Fart is a serious attempt to interest children in poetry and reading. If you love reading, then you’ll love this book. If you don’t like reading, are a slow reader, or dyslexic. Then this book is still for ....
ISBN: 9781839454660
Published: 23 September 2020