About the Author
J. Paul Dyson was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. He went on to study English at Cambridge, where he co-founded an annual literary anthology for Downing College. He has been placed as winner and runner-up in a number of writing competitions, and has had short fiction and poetry published in a variety of magazines. After graduation he went on to work as an Assistant Editor, Editor, and ultimately Senior Editor for Thomson Reuters. In 2001 he founded firstwriter.com, which quickly established itself as one of the world’s most important international websites for writers. He continues to live in Huddersfield, with his wife and four children.