Grant lives on the south coast of the UK, where in between writing projects he indulges in a spot of kite-surfing. When the wind isn't blowing, you might well find him out on his paddle-board. Finding it too solitary to write at home, Grant plugs his earphones in and writes in various coffee shops. Having travelled widely around the world, and continuing to do so, he has written in locations from San Francisco, Africa and to Japan. All of these rich experiences reflect in his vividly descriptive historical novels.