David Cousland, born 1950 in West Bromwich, England. I grew up in Tipton and Dudley of the industrial West Midlands. My father was a bespoke tailor, a craftsman but a partial colour-blindness problem kept me away from the same trade. I’m a married, widowed and re-married man with two daughters and three fabulous grand-children. For my working career I was a life-long banker, specialising in card payments in later years. Sports and travel were and still are my two favourite activities. Writing was never even considered until mid 2012. Since then however a number of potential stories have and are being researched and worked on. I love trying different genres especially the private detective and spy / secret agent type of story.