Michael Jecks was born in Surrey in 1960. He was employed as a Computer Salesman for 13 years before he decided on a change of career, as a writer.
As a child he had always been interested in Medieval History and in 1993 whilst on honeymoon in Devon he visited Furston House which gave him the idea for his first novel “The Last Templar”. All his novels centre on murders in medieval times.
Michael and his wife have since moved to Devon. They live in a small village in northern Dartmoor with their daughter, new baby son and Bernese Mountain Dog, with whom Michael walks over the moors and ancient tracks researching his stories.
He loves writing. “It is the only career for which I have been paid to daydream” he says, “and being able to write and entertain other people and earn a living at the same time is a marvellous way to live. I wouldn’t change anything”.