The author was born in Leicester in 1965. His fondest childhood memories are of strikes, glam-rock and power-cuts. He studied philosophy and politics at Warwick University, a degree that teaches very little other than how to question the unquestionable to annoying effect. After a long career questioning the unquestionable to annoying effect in the financial services industry, he applied an abrupt handbrake turn in 2020 to become an author. He writes because it is the only thing, he is really any good at. He currently lives between Lancashire and South West France with his wife and two Jack Russell terriers. When not writing, he enjoys testing the patience of his friends and family and arching a sardonic eyebrow at the World. Purge is his debut novel.