Paul Curtis has been a professional writer for most of his adult life. First as a much-awarded advertising copywriter and creative director at some of South Africa's largest ad agencies, then later as a freelance writer for fishing magazines in both South Africa and the UK. He has had many articles and six fishing books published before writing Rooikat – his first novel.
He is also the writer/editor/designer at his own small outdoors-orientated publishing company, Platanna Press.
As a side-line to his writing career, Paul built and ran his own pub (The Poacher), ran sheep on a small (and unprofitable) farm, owned and managed a high-end fly fishing tackle shop and taught and guided numerous beginner flyfishers. He has fished and hunted every corner of Southern Africa and lived in five of South Africa's provinces as well as in Zimbabwe. He now lives on a mountain top in Snowdonia, Wales, with his wife Ronni and a labradoodle named Gus.