Edinburgh-born David Donachie is a historical novelist with a particular interest in naval history in the 18th and 19th centuries. A former salesman, of everything from business machines to soap, he is now a full-time writer.
He also writes fiction under two pen names, Jack Ludlow and Tom Connery. His first series, The Privateersman Mysteries, is set in the late 18th century and features former navy Captain turned privateer Harry Ludlow. Writing as Jack Ludlow, his Republic series is set in ancient Rome and the Conquest Series is set in the 11th century.
He now lives with his wife, also an author, in Deal in Kent.