About Me

Hello and welcome to my website!

I am a freelance fiction writer published by both @HQDigitalUK (an imprint of HarperCollins) and Black Library, and a PhD researcher in creative writing at Liverpool John Moores University.

My latest published work Ashes of Grimnir, a Warhammer Age of Sigmar story for Black Library. (Available here: click)

Ashes of Grimnir cover

My debut novel Goodbye for Now, a historical fiction set in the First World War, was published by HQ Digital/HarperCollins in October 2018.

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Goodbye for Now

Originally from London, I moved to Liverpool in 2010. I graduated from an MA Writing course at Liverpool John Moores University in 2016 and a lot of the work from the course is featured on the blog within this website. I am currently researching for a PhD in Creative Writing (with a focus on Science Fiction) at Liverpool John Moores University.

Stories have always been a part of my life, from refusing to accept my childhood train sets would only go in a circle (because there was no journey!) to playing RPGs in my teens. I’m a huge geek, and this is probably reflected in my writing. I have also been published in the Science Fiction collections “Far Worlds” & “Drainpipes for Strike Posts“, as well as some non-fiction publications, which you can fine here.

I have worked as an Audio Engineering lecturer at SAE Liverpool and University of Chester, teaching a new generation how to be sound engineers as well as teaching academic writing and research.

Thanks for reading and if you have any queries please feel free to get in touch via the contact page.

Come find me on Twitter – @mikehollows

Michael J. Hollows – May 2019