Hi, I'm Mike Leaver... and welcome to my website.

Here you'll find lots of information about my lifestyle, book-writing, and how to interact (if you wish).

Credit: Terry Mills
Credit: Terry Mills

Who am I?

I'm a pensioner who lives off-grid with no modern conveniences in a self-converted, static truck in a small coastal town in North Wales. In just four years, I've written my two-part autobiography and first three saga novels – all largely on an old laptop by candlelight in my lorry!

A single, 71-year-old, vegetarian, I'm like Alan Bennett's London character The Lady in The Van – a well-known eccentric around my adopted home in Snowdonia, and throughout the UK, thanks to extensive media coverage – according to my publicist. I enjoy outdoor adventure, table tennis, and chess.

Latest News

Latest News

Here's my exclusive reveal of my next book's cover! Called 'English, Solitaire, Cowboy, Cuckoo... Real Life Tales Of Travel Troubles And Madcap Misadventures', it's due out this summer. Specifically chronicling my bizarre journeys and death-defying solo-mountaineering escapades at home and abroad, it is a companion volume to my general-lifestory 'Yeti Seeks Mate: In Pursuit Of Dreams.' To read more about it see my Books Page, and to pre-order now from my publisher, visit their website shop: https://www.bookguild.co.uk/bookshop/english-solitaire-cowboy-cuckoo/