Geoffrey Gudgion was the scholarship boy who was never bright enough to realise he'd have been happier as a writer than a businessman. Until, that is, he had a spectacular row with his boss and stepped off the corporate ladder. Long before that epiphany, he left school at 17 to join the Royal Navy, and was later sponsored by the RN to read Geography at Cambridge University. He made his first attempts at writing fiction during long deployments in warships. In a subsequent, business career, he consistently failed to reconcile writing with being CEO of a technology company.
Gudgion writes contemporary fiction that is grounded in the past. His debut novel, Saxon's Bane, is a thriller with a supernatural twist, and blends a present-day archaeological dig with an Anglo-Saxon legend.
Gudgion lives in the Chiltern Hills between London and Oxford, and his love for the rural English landscape gives his stories a powerful sense of place. When not writing he is an enthusiastic, amateur equestrian and a very bad pianist. Both passions have been known to creep into his writing.