Mike Hickman is a writer and former academic from York, England – he is still working out what to do with the doctorate (!). He has written for the local stage, being a member (and artistic associate - a term he hopes will be explained to him one day!) of a group specialising in staging new works by new writers. His most recent play, Not so Funny Now (2018) revolved around Groucho Marx's ‘companion’, Erin Fleming. He is currently working on more than one novel (aren't we all?) and now pushing out into short fiction.