D.S.Smith was born in Bolton, England. At the age of 20 he joined the RAF embarking on a career that spanned nine years. Following this he took a degree in Biologocal Sciences and spent 7 years at The Natural History Museum in London where he worked as a Scientific Officer.
He currently manages a Subsea Engineering company in Ghana, travelling on a regular basis between there and his home in Manchester. The amazing people he has met and the places he has visited throughout his life are a major inspiration for his writing.