Fantasy novelist Alan Campbell was born in Falkirk, and studied Computer Science at Edinburgh University. After graduating, he became a video-game developer, working on the controversial Grand Theft Auto series. His first novel was Scar Night, the first volume in a series called the Deepgate Codex, where he has created a unique fantasy city hanging from giant chains over a dark abyss. The second volume, Iron Angel, was published in 2008, and in 2009. The stand-alone fantasy novel Sea of Ghosts was published in 2011.
He now lives in South Lanarkshire and continues to write.