John was born in Dorset and has spent most of his life in the seaside town of Swanage. Just turned 20, he has recently married his teenage sweetheart and, to his great joy, has a beautiful month-old daughter. As much as he would love to spend all his time with his new wife and child, John is an extremely busy person. He has been working up to fifty hours a week in his local newsagent to fund his Open University studies, and is currently starting his third year of a psychology degree. In addition, whenever and wherever he can ¬¬− from his desk at five-thirty in the morning, to the Durlston Cliffs at sunset − he writes his stories. With the little time left over, he plays football and golf and studies dinosaur books.
Although his academic career is far from finished, he has, thus far, achieved 5A*'s, 5A's and a B at GCSE and 3A's and a C at A level. He has also gained a diploma in personal training, and is just over a year away from a degree in psychology.
The story of A Night Inn Hell is set in a Dorset inn and is part of a series of books set around the Hang Inn. This book is set at the turn of the 20th century. Locked Inn is the second 'Inn' novel, and is set forty years later, at the start of the Second World War, with a different set of characters. The books can be read in any order.