I was born in 1967, in the small seaside port of Harwich, on the east coast of England. I had an idyllic childhood, loving parents, and amazing grandparents.
From an early age, I was scribbling in dog-eared notebooks and making up stories that I would enjoy recounting to my younger brother. As a young boy, I was an imaginative thinker with a
twist of the eccentricity about me - a trait that many who know me would say I still possess...
It would be true to say that my life has often taken me in a very different direction to the one I had intended. At times, I have found this to be a daunting and often frustrating experience. However, it's amazing what you can achieve if you put your mind to it! After a very unsuccessful and unremarkable education I was ill-equipped for life after school. It was 1983; I was a somewhat geeky teenager with limited qualifications and no idea what to do next. Fortunately for me, the answer came in the form of a rapidly emerging Computer Industry.
In 2009, I decided to leave a successful career in the technology industry to pursue a long-held ambition of being a writer. I have been a feature writer for various online publications, have belonged to a number of writing and editing groups and have always been happy to guest blog and contribute to websites that focus on my favourite subjects: history, technology, travel, and green issues. I have always wanted to combine my love of writing and storytelling with my passion for history. Heavily influenced by my favourite authors, C. S. Forester, and Bernard Cornwell; I decided to begin researching material for my first novel.
I now live in London, Ontario, with my Costa Rican/Canadian wife, a truly awesome combination. It is a blessing to have such a beautiful wife, who is a constant support in my writing endeavours. Her unwavering encouragement and gentle persuasion keep me at my desk, motivated and on target!
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Coming Soon - Darren talks about his love for Canada and all things Canadian.
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