Born in Lancashire, UK, and growing up in Scotland, Jack was an avid reader from a young age. He settled into reading fantasy and science fiction at about 10 and started writing for fun when he went to university to read mathematics in 1982. Most of his early writings were thankfully lost when he moved to Australia in 1989. All that survived was an outline for "Famous By My Sword", which was finally restarted 15 years later, and finished in 2015.
Jack Stockley is the nom de plume of a justly obscure academic living in Sydney.