ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tim Walker is a UK-based writer and former journalist/editor. He is currently writing a three-part historical fiction series, A Light in the Dark Ages. Part one, Abandoned! and part two, Ambrosius: Last of the Romans, are both available to download as e-books from Amazon territories worldwide.
He recently published his first novel, Devil Gate Dawn, in 2016, on Amazon Kindle, to add to a book of short stories, Thames Valley Tales (2015). Both books are also available as print-on-demand paperbacks.
It all began in Hong Kong, where he was born in the 1960s and had his primary school years. The 1970s were spent in Liverpool, where he attended grammar school and worked as a trainee news reporter on a local newspaper, before studying at universities in South Wales and Bristol during the 1980s. From there he gravitated to London, and worked for 10 years in newspaper publishing. In the mid-1990s he turned his back on the rat race and went to Zambia as a voluntary worker, running training courses in book publishing skills for indigenous educational publishers.
He stayed on and set up his own publishing and marketing company, and launched new publications including Construction News magazine and a newspaper Business & Leisure News. He also branched out into providing training services and management consultancy. The global recession of 2008 badly effected the Zambian economy, and he decided to return to the UK in 2009, bringing to an end the 14 most interesting and enjoyable years of his life.
The post-recession reality check left him doing temp work and he drifted into energy sales. Now he is writing fiction whilst recovering from health problems including skin cancer. He currently lives in the beautiful Berkshire village of Datchet, close to Windsor. He has friends and family members close by, and a daughter, Catherine, who visits during school holidays.
Picture: A favourite place – Mathew Street in Liverpool, with John Lennon’s statue outside the Cavern Club.