ALL ABOUT ME
I'm Mike Hooper, a young adult fiction author from Christchurch, New Zealand.
I was lucky enough to have one of those dream childhoods - growing up on a farm in a small town south of Auckland, in family that means the world to me. What I loved the most about living on a farm were the countless adventures that I had as a kid. I had the freedom to do, make, and play to my heart's content. So I grew up loving to create.
Fast-forward a couple of decades and here I am in Christchurch, a city, now in a young family myself. A lot has changed, and I'm a little older. But one thing that remains constant is my love to create. I've made games, websites, graphics, songs (don't ask), and here I am writing a book series. And believe me, this is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things I've achieved yet.
Devolve; The Wolf is my first published works, and one that I am very proud of. It's effectively a coming-of-age story of a character with very similar traits to myself. My original idea behind this being that the more similar to myself he is, the more believable, realistic and engaging he becomes. A few of my other traits have gone into other characters too, both the good and the bad.
If there is one thing that I hope that this book series achieves, aside from general enjoyment, it'd be to promote free-thinking about a variety of issues surrounding our world today. About why the world of Devolve is what it is, and perhaps how we can help our world never become that way.
Thanks for visiting this site, and looking into the world which is Devolve!