Duncan Pile was born in 1975 in Cheltenham, and spent most of his childhood in Manchester, where he attended the Manchester Grammmar School for boys. His early creative interests were in classical music, a passion he pursued at degree level at the University of Nottingham (1993-1996). After graduating, Duncan moved to Hong Kong and spent the next two years travelling around SE Asia, Australia, The Arabian Gulf and Africa, engaged in humanitarian work.
Duncan returned from his travels with his health depleted by malaria, and took several years to recover. Since then, he has studied in the U.S.A for a year and trained as a Life Coach, something he practices to this day with private clients.
Duncan has always had a love of writing, and in recent years this has taken over from music as the main focus of his creative gifts. He writes in the Orange Tree pub in Nottingham most weekends, and during what remains of his spare time. Since childhood Duncan has had a passion for fantasy fiction, and so it's only right that his first published novel is in that genre. Nature Mage was originally self-published but was awarded a traditional publishing prize by New Generation Publishing in September 2011. Duncan was awarded Debut of the Month by Lovereading4kids in February 2012, and since that time, he has been visiting schools, talking with young people about his books, and about creative writing in general. The very successful Nature's Servant was released in January 2013, and the first part of Nature's Peril in July of the same year.
Duncan is currently working with some talented multi-media platform professionals, looking at the possibility of turning Nature Mage into a game, an I-book, a film, or all three. He welcomes all readers to get in touch through his website - www.duncanpile.com, or on his fan-site, www.naturemage.com