According to the bio on Amazon: "Roger D'Lein was born in the county of Hampshire, UK. On leaving school he gained employment with a chemicals firm, then the army, and ultimately the police force. As a soldier he was deployed to Africa and the Middle East, and as a police officer, served in London and the south coast. On retirement he turned to writing and was encouraged to tackle a fully fledged novel. The Blake Trilogy is the end result. He is married with three children and five grandchildren and currently lives in Dorset."