Mike Lucas has written and published several books of nonsense poetry, has had some work highly commended in  magazines and contributed to Tadpoles in the Torrens, dedicated to Max Fatchen. He also had a poem selected by US Poet Laureate, Kenn Nesbitt, which appeared in One Minute Till Bedtime, published by Little Brown in the US and Australia in 2016. His first picture book, Olivia‚Äôs Voice was a CBCA Notable and in 2018 Vanishing was published. He owns and runs a bookshop in Blackwood, South Australia. Each year he writes a poem with the CBCA Book Week theme as a title. In 2017 he was one of the main organisers of the Adelaide Festival of Children's Books.

He has two titles due for publication in 2020 and is a full-time engineer. He doesn't sleep much.


Future Titles

2020 Nothing's Perfect, Little Hare Books

2020 Bad Herbert, Larrikin House

Published Titles

Vanishing, 2018, MidnightSun Publishing

Olivia's Voice, MidnightSun Publishing, 2017

CBCA Notable 2018

Published Titles


A Load of New Nonsense, 2008

Things and Other Stuff, 2013

Big Silly and Little Sensible, 2016