Gavin E Parker is from the Isle of Thanet in southern England, where he has lived and worked his whole life.
He has dabbled in creating music, film and video in the past and is currently writing novels, short stories and blogs.
Inspired by the rapidly expanding possibilities open to publishers in the twenty-first century, in 2014 Gavin set about writing his debut novel, Ephialtes. Ephialtes is the first of a trilogy of books chronicling the war between Earth and its former colony on Mars. A series of short stories - Ephialtes Shorts - set in the same fictional universe complements the main novel trilogy.
Having worked in healthcare, local government and education he has a mildly jaundiced view of the human condition, but still maintains good humour about it. Things could be worse, right?
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have to get up to go to work.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Mostly working or doing household chores. If I get a bit of free time I might spend it watching TV, reading or playing videogames.
The Ephialtes Trilogy chronicles the conflict between Earth and Mars, triggered by Mars’ secession from the USAN in the aftermath of World War IV. Alongside the core novel trilogy are a series of short stories set in the same fictional universe, providing the connective tissue between books one and two of the trilogy. These are The Ephialtes Shorts.
The Ephialtes Trilogy chronicles the conflict between Earth and Mars, triggered by Mars' secession from the USAN in the aftermath of World War IV. The stories of The Ephialtes Shorts Collection make up the connective tissue between books one and two of the trilogy. The collection comprises all four previously released shorts together with the exclusive Ephialtes Short V: Why Am I So Clever?
The third Ephialtes Short follows Adam Wilson, and idealistic student on Earth. When President Cortes’ grip on the USAN falters Adam is forced to reassess his core values as civil unrest threatens to tear the country apart.
Mars and Earth clash once more in this second volume of the Ephialtes Trilogy. Can the Martians rally their forces to meet the might of the USAN? Or would a pre-emptive strike solve all their problems? With time running out some tough choices have to be made. It’s kill or be killed as an unprecedented interplanetary cold war starts to turn hot.
When Earth's colonists on Mars vote for independence the enormous spacecraft Ephialtes is sent to pressure them into reconsidering. The Martians take some countermeasures of their own. Politics turns to brinkmanship. As each side seeks to avoid conflict they are both inexorably drawn toward it and, with Ephialtes closing in on Mars, time is running out.