Julian has been interested in novel writing since the age of six, but was tempted away to the sciences. After completing a physical geography PhD at Cambridge, he spent ten years as a researcher at Loughborough University. Now he is a fantasy writer, he invents his own science. As a keen birdwatcher, he uses the natural landscape to inspire his works – before turning everything upside down. He lives in Wiltshire, and cooks for a local Country Market.