Ian D. Richardson has loved writing for as long as he can remember – perhaps even before that – and he wrote his first letters as soon as he learned to tap away at his father's typewriter when aged just six years old.
He was born to be curious. His mother recalled that on his first day at school he strolled into the headmaster's office to look around and to ask what the head did all day.
Ian grew up in a newspaper family at Charlton in rural Victoria, Australia. After the family business was sold, he switched to broadcast journalism -- first with Radio 3BO Bendigo and 3AW Melbourne, Australia, then in London with BBC radio and television. His senior BBC posts included head of World Service foreign correspondents, a founding editor of BBC World Television, and the founding managing-editor of BBC Arabic Television. These experiences left him ideally placed to write his authentic thriller, The Mortal Maze.
Ian and his wife, Rosemary, are keen genealogists and it was their enthusiasm for researching their family histories that led Ian to discover the compelling story of what happened to his missionary great aunt in his non-fiction book, God's Triangle.