Michael Gallagher is the author of two series of novels set in Victorian times. Send for Octavius Guy chronicles the attempts of fourteen-year-old Gooseberry—reformed master pickpocket—to become a detective, aided and abetted by his ragtag bunch of friends. The Involuntary Medium follows the fortunes of young Lizzie Blaylock, a girl who can materialize the spirits of the dead, as she strives to come to terms with her unique gift. For twenty-five years Michael taught adults with learning disabilities at Bede, a London-based charity that works with the local community. He now writes full time.

I no longer use Facebook or Twitter but I'm very active on bluesky, where I post daily themed tweets—everything from quizzes to Saturday's Mystery Jukebox and surprisingly popular chats about grammar on Sundays. Why not drop by and join in? I have to warn you: I don't generally do DMs.

Young Gooseberry has his own bluesky account as well, where he investigates perplexing cases in real time, 171 years ago to the day.

You can also contact me using the form below (which now works, thanks to Ray...until Hotmail decides to send your replies to my Junk folder again)! Grrrrr...

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