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About the author
Michael Lynch started life as a baby and over several years grew to become an adult. He was born in Leeds and - like Jon Snow - is immensely proud of being a northerner. In fact, there is nothing Michael enjoys more than eating Yorkshire puddings, whilst drinking Yorkshire tea, as he walks a Yorkshire Terrier across the North Yorkshire Moors.
As a child he spent many a happy hour with his family and - later - his three dogs (two real...one imaginary). At the age of eighteen he went to Lancaster University where he studied Russian history. Three years after that - and arguably less employable than he had been before university - Michael stepped out into the great wide world.
He quickly landed a job working at a sewage plant (true story) and used his hard-earned pay to buy a ticket to Australia. Michael spent the next year travelling with friends and earning money as a barman, waiter and - when things got really bad - a door-to-door phone salesman.
He returned to England, applied for a job with Derbyshire Police and in 2005 was appointed to the 'Office of Constable' (aka...joined the fuzz). He enjoyed a seven year career in crimefighting and then promptly left it all behind in search of a fresh challenge.
Eventually - and in no way swayed by the long holidays - Mike re-trained as a teacher. He now works in a small village school in Derbyshire and finds something that makes him laugh each day. When he isn't working, reading, or spending time with his own wonderful family, Mike can be found writing stories. He dreams that one day soon he will own another dog.