Charlie Garratt is author and co-author of a number of books and guides on community participation, and author of a large number of short stories. In 2016, three of Charlie's short stories were included in a collection, Wild Atlantic Words, fifteen tales drawing from life along the west coast of Ireland.
His first novel, A Shadowed Livery, a murder mystery set in Warwickshire, was published in April 2015 by Grey Cells Press, the crime imprint of Holland House. The sequel, A Rose by Any, will be published in late 2018 by Sapere books. Charlie is currently working on a fictionalised memoir and on a third novel in the Inspector James Given series.
Charlie was born in Manchester and moved to Coventry, Warwickshire, at the age of 18 where he trained as a telecommunications engineer. Increasing involvement in his local community led to a change of career and over thirty years in the field of community development across the United Kingdom. Charlie moved with his wife to Donegal, Ireland, in 2006. They returned to England in the Spring of 2018.
When he's not writing, he enjoys gardening, playing and listening to music, genealogy and, of course, reading crime fiction.