Mike Shevdon lives in Bedfordshire, England, with his wife and son, where he pursues the various masteries of weapons, technology, and cookery. His love of Fantasy & SF started in the 70s with C S Lewis, Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov and continued through Alan Garner, Ursula Le Guin and Barbara Hambly. More recent influences include Mike Carey, Phil Rickman, Neil Gaiman, and Robert Crais, among many others. He has studied martial arts for many years, mainly aikido and archery. Friends have sometimes remarked that his pastimes always seem to involve something sharp or pointy. The pen should therefore be no surprise, though he's still trying to figure out how to get an edge on a laptop. The author lives in Bedfordshire, England.
Praise for "Sixty-One Nails, "Book 1 of the Courts of the Feyre "Shevdon strikes sparks from the flinty core of English folklore, as a hero every reader can relate to finds he's part of an incredible and scarily believable parallel realm. If you've been thinking urban fantasy has nothing fresh to offer, think again." -Juliet McKenna "I came away from this feeling like I'd taken a stroll through Mike Shevdon's imagination... a great place to visit and poke around." -"Examiner.com " "Sixty-One Nails" is "Neverwhere" for the next generation. The pacing is spot-on, the characters engaging, and the world fits together beautifully to create a London that ought to be. I stayed up too late finishing it. - C.E. Murphy Here is the very best of urban fantasy A highly-believable page-turner of a quest. -"Aurealis Magazine " This book is magnificent in every way. The protagonist is a much more everyday Joe than many writers choose to portray Combine this with some very well researched real-world locations and you get a very believable story that you can t help but relate to. Sixty One Nails is a novel I will remember for a very long time. 5 Stars -"Science Fiction & Fantasy" ...one of my top books of the year "- Realms and Galaxies" I would recommend this book to anyone who wishes for something different in the urban fantasy genre. " -Fantasy Book Critic""