Keir Nathan Thomas was born in Bury, Lancashire in 1972 although where he was born has since been swallowed up into Greater Manchester. He spent his formative years in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, south Manchester, after his parents moved there when he was 10 years old. After graduating from university with a first class degree in Creative Arts Thomas worked as a journalist on magazines in London, eventually moving on to edit several. Later he commissioned, wrote and edited computer textbooks, winning an award for one, and in 2010 started a small poetry press called Puppywolf that he describes as a “professional hobby.” In recent years he’s written about writing for the two major creative writing magazines in the UK and blogged professionally, as well as becoming a best-selling Kindle author. The Second Coming of Diamond Head Crater is his first novel. He lives in Cheshire with his partner and two tuxedo cats. His website is http://keirthomas.com.