Spike was born and raised in the UK, studying computers at University in London. After a time working in a variety of jobs, he went to France, where he lived and worked for an enormous American networking company (yes, that one) for over seven years. He returned to the UK recently.
In the past, he's worked for online magazines as a writer, proofreader and editor; he's been a CRM expert and the go-to guy for Business Intelligence; he's worked for charity, private enterprise and the government. He now freelances.