Allan Brewer was born in 1948 in Ramsgate, on the Kent Coast. Spending his early years living in a basement flat in a large seaside hotel, where his father was the accountant, as a child he remembers 'hanging out' with telephonists, chefs and residents. His schooling years were spent in the London suburbs, but he has lived most of his life in the Westcountry. After a degree in Pharmacy from Nottingham University, he built a successful career in authoring software, but later returned to science, researching for a PhD in Computational Biochemistry at Bristol. He is now retired in Bristol where he is bringing up his granddaughter, walking her dog and writing.
He maintains a blog of quirky and fringe (but real) science on his website at: