Mike Moran was born in Brynmawr, South Wales, in 1945 to parents who worked in London wnhere he spent his early years. His parents then emigrated to Australia, where he lived in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania before being brought back to the UK. He had amassed a rich collectio of memories but his formal education was almost non-existant. Eventually his family moved to the small Sussex town of Horsham where he fought to catch up with his education, hating the town and its people at first but, as time passed, getting to understand and like for, as he had stayed here longer than anywhere else in his previous life, he appreciated the stability it brought and the friendships he made.
Academically he improved ,though he was never much above average, taking an External Degree of the University of London in Economics. He worked briefly for an airline before going on to train as a further education teacher, working mainly in North London and studied as a post-graduate at the University of Manchester and at the Institute of Education in London.
He has been married for nearly forty years, has a grown-up son and daughter and lives in Bedfordshire. Writing fiction began when he retired and Mike Moran wries from the point of view of a "semi-outsider"; a person who loves Britain but, even after the passing of so many years, still doesn't feel as if he fully belongs.