Mike Smallcombe is a journalist who currently resides in England.


He spent his youth living in both Germany and Cornwall, graduating from the University of Exeter with a degree in English before completing his journalist training with the Press Association in London. Mike then returned to the South West, where he joined the staff at Devon and Cornwall Media, now owned by Reach plc.

In his 20s, Mike dedicated around five years of his life to write his first book, Making Michael, an unprecedented account of Michael Jackson’s career. It was published in April 2016, when Mike was 27.

He currently works for Cornwall, Devon and Plymouth Live. As well as numerous other Reach plc titles, Mike has contributed to publications including Mirror Online, Mail Online, the Express, Metro, The Daily Record and more.