I was born in Stratford-upon-Avon (UK) in the early 70s. Due to my parents' careers, I grew up in a variety of places around Worcestershire, completing my school education in Worcester itself.
My choice of university took me to Cardiff, Wales, to study Computer Science and I have lived in Cardiff ever since, moving to several locations around the Welsh Capital city. I have been married for almost two decades, with three children, two of which are now in secondary school (which leaves me feeling very old!).
I have been writing creatively ever since school, writing my first (and now long lost) full novel in my late teens. Although my career path has never followed anything remotely like a literary theme, I have been writing as a hobby continuously. My career has been rooted in computers and related technology, from programming fruit machines to my current position working as a web developer. So far, that has all proved to be useful life experience for writing fiction, especially my main interest which is science fiction.
The Astronomicon series of books is based on an idea I had back in 1998. It developed over the next three years until in 2001 he began to write the first draft of some of the key story passages. The first book, "The Voyage of the Elysian", was originally envisioned as a stand-alone story, unrelated to the Astronomicon concept, but part way through writing it became apparent that it fitted perfectly with the Astronomicon scenario. Better still it would give a nice introduction to the Astronomicon universe.
After some minor plot modifications and a rewrite of the political scene behind the events affecting the Elysian's mission, Voyage of the Elysian became the introductory book of the series. It not only sets the scene for the later books but also gives a good grounding in the level of technology that humans enjoy. This is most certainly not the universe described in Star Trek!
Each novel tells the next important step of Earth's development into the future, combining to become a true science-fiction epic. They chart the events which change human opinion of our place in the universe, that make us realise that being human is so much more important than patriotism to any individual country.