John West was born in Scotland. He spent most of his life in Africa, 30 years of it in the worlds of financial management and auditing.
John has won awards and even small amounts of money for his scribblings over the years. One of his stories was recently longlisted in the top 200 entries out of 5 000 submitted to the international Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
He now splits his time between managing client finances, writing novels and short stories, and growing old disgracefully.