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Ray Sullivan was born in Flint, north Wales. Just before his 21st birthday he joined the Royal Air Force as an airframe mechanic, intially on a three year term which stretched to twenty four years, that saw Ray posted around the UK, Cyprus, Germany and the Falkland Islands working on various aircraft types ranging from the venerable Hawker Hunter to the battlefield horse, the Chinook.
He spent the second half of his military career in the technical training environment, as an instructor, training manager and finally as a project engineer on innovative engineering projects. It was during this period that Ray started to write - initially producing a 2 hour comedy script based on the X Files TV series and a series of short stories. Some of these stories were later revisited and morphed onto full-blown novels, and although the TV script never saw the light of day it proved a useful training ground in writing. In all of Ray's work he has drawn heavily on his military experiences and generally includes a serving or ex serving character to drive his plots forward.
Since leaving the RAF Ray has worked in various project roles and has experienced extended periods away from home, periods that provided the time and opportunity to develop his writing style, ultimately producing four full length novels plus a comedic novella to date plus a number of novels that are work in progress.
His first full novel, Parallel Lives, based on a short story written in 2000, was completed in 2004. Ray's second novel, The Journeymen, grew out of a short story written in 2002 and completed as an unrecognisably related novel in 2005. The third novel, Skin, was completed in 2007 and his fourth novel, DLF (listed as 'Digital Life Form on Smashwords and affiliated sites such as Apple) was published in 2011. Ray's first foray into comedic writing, The Last Simple, was published at the end of 2011 after being serialised on his blog three times a week for three months.
Ray's latest book, Journeymen II, Day of Reckoning, is now available.
All of Ray's books are available on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Apple iBookstore and other channels in formats suitable for most eReader devices.
Ray is currently working on a couple of projects, one is a dark thriller set in an isolationist England sometime later this century, the other is a shockingly funny look at the after life seen through the eyes of a Border Agency Immigration Officer who dies before his allotted time and is refused entry to Heaven due to not having enough points. Consequently he has to go 'over there' or complete a favour back on Earth, where he can attempt to improve his points. Only two problems - he's not allowed to discuss his after life experience with anyone, and the favour is for Satan, or Eric as he prefers to be known.
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