Mike Ormsby was born in Ormskirk, and grew up in Merseyside, England. He is the author of a short story collection, Never Mind the Balkans, Here’s Romania (2008), and Spinner the Winner (2012), an illustrated book about a brave little wind turbine, for children. His screenplays include Hey, Mr DJ! (2005, filmed in Kigali and screened top-of-bill at Rwanda’s first Hillywood Film Festival), Enfants dits Sorciers (2002, filmed in Kinshasa), and In Her Own Image (2000, optioned in Los Angeles and that was that). Mike is a former BBC journalist/World Service trainer. Home is in the beautiful mountains of Transylvania, where he has lived for 500 years. Child Witch is his first novel.