Terry Carson is a full-time writer and small publisher who lives in New Zealand. He spent most of his working life as a lawyer until he decided that there had to be a better life outside of the profession. So many of his former colleagues asked him how he managed to escape his former hectic and stressful legal life that he decided he had better write a book about how to do it. A regular columnist for the over 50s life style website Grownups NZ, Terry has also written books about the Family Court, old historic Courthouses, and now New Zealand's most sensational early murder trial. He has a keen interest in his country's early colonial history.