Derek was born in Hampshire in England but spent his teenage years in Auckland, New Zealand where he still has strong family ties.
For many years he taught history in a secondary school in Berkshire but took early retirement several years ago to concentrate on his writing.
Apart from writing, he spends his time gardening, travelling, walking and taking part in archaeological digs at a Roman villa.
Feud is the first book in the Rebels and Brothers series. Other books are A Traitor's Fate and Kingdom of Rebels. The final book, The Last Shroud, is out in August 2015.
Where to find Derek Birks online
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