Hello! My name is Michael Harvey and I've been telling this story in one form or another for many years to people of all ages all over the world. Then I realised that I can only be in one place at a time so I decided to write it down. I hope one day you might hear me tell it but, in the meantime, here is Pig Boy for you. He'll be in the shops around the end of the year but I will be giving away chunks of the story between now and book launch day. Sign up using the form above to start hearing more about Pig Boy!
You think you’re probably about fourteen but you’re not sure. One day there’s a knock at the door and you’re told you’re not who you think you are. You turn out to be some kind of prince and your step-mother wants a word with you. Oh, yes – and you’re real name is ‘Pig Boy’. […]
Mabinogion or Mabinogi? So which is it? The short and confusing answer is – both. The Mabinogion or Mabinogi are a collection of stories collected together in the Middle Ages around eight hundred years ago. The Mabinogion usually refers to the whole collection within which there are four separate ‘branches’ of related stories called the […]
Why should we be interested in the myths of long ago? Mythology is still important because, although we talk about theses stories as ‘ancient’, we have not changed much over the millennia. The supernatural beings of the mythic world are larger than life. Their passions, desires and anger are much bigger than our everyday lives, […]
Norse mythology is closer than you think. If you speak English you summon the old Norse gods every time you say the words Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Tyr is the one handed god of war. Odin is the one-eyed all father who hung on the world-tree in order to win wisdom. Thor is the […]