Paul Weightman is an ex-guardsman,that served in the British Army for 17 years. after finishing his service, he had a varied career. he worked for the Thames Water Authority as a service engineer, then left to establish his own transport company. in 2004 he wrote his first children's novel (The Scallies) he has since gone on to write crime novels, and romantic thrillers. Paul still writes childrens adventure stories, and poetry.