Alan Dunn lives in Penrith, on the fringes of the Cumbria Lake District. He has worked as a company director, insurance salesman, hospital administrator and work study officer. Alan began writing for science fiction fanzines while he was in his twenties. In 1991 his Ian St James Award-winning short story "French Kisses" was published in the antholgy Midnight Oil. A number of his other short stories have also won prizes and are being published.