Patrick Samphire started writing when he was fourteen years old and thought it would be a good way of getting out of English lessons at school. It didn’t work, but he kept on writing anyway. He has lived in Zambia, Guyana, Austria and England. He now lives with his wife and two children in Wales, U.K. He has published almost twenty short stories. His first novel, Secrets of the Dragon Tomb was published in 2016. The sequel, The Emperor of Mars, will be published in 2017.