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David John

David considers himself a latecomer in the literary field, not having started writing seriously until into his fifties. With no formal training and having had no interest in English at school, an institution that saw him leave at the age of sixteen with not one qualification to his name, his first novice attempt was back in the early 90’s when he put to paper his recent solo undertaking of the Pennine Way, Britain’s most arduous long distance path along the backbone of England. It was rejected by the one and only publisher he sent it to and so was resigned to the back of his draw as something to bore his grandchildren with in later years.

It wasn’t until 2010 that, spurred on by an article his wife read while on holiday about self-publishing, his foray into the world of writing reared its head again. This time it was a collection of memoirs and anecdotes about holidays spent in a small bay in Corfu over a period of ten years or so, the success of which whetted his appetite to attempt something serious. Thus, three years later, his incursion into the world of crime thrillers was born, gleaning immediate critical acclaim from both the UK and the US and his future as a writer assured.

David was born in London but spent most of his life in Harlow, Essex. He now lives in Hertfordshire with his second wife, Julie.