Damien Larkin is a full-time stay-at-home father of two loud (but happy) young children. He studied to become a social worker but instead spent ten years in the hospitality sector. At seventeen, he joined the Irish Reserve Defence Forces, ending up as a weapons specialist. He holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is an avid reader of history, psychology and science fiction books. Big Red is his debut science fiction novel, based on a disturbingly vivid dream. He currently resides in Dublin, Ireland.