Mike Fox is married and lives in Richmond. Until recently he worked in the NHS and the voluntary sector as a therapist and clinical supervisor, specialising at various times in haematological cancer, dementia and substance misuse.
Mike has co-authored a book and published many articles on the human repercussions of illness. Now writing fiction, his stories have appeared in, or been accepted for publication by, The London Journal of Fiction, Popshot, Into the Void, Fictive Dream, The Nottingham Review, Structo, Prole and Footnote. Mike was awarded second prize in the 2014 and 2016 Bedford International Short Story Competition. His story The Homing Instinct, first published in Confingo, has been selected to appear in the Best British Short Stories 2018. Another story, The Violet Eye, was published by Nightjar Publications as a limited-edition chapbook.
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