Ian is an author and historian originally from West Lothian. A warehouse operative from age 16 to 24, he became an author in 2007 and has been writing ever since, health permitting. Ian was attacked and almost burned to death during a violent unprovoked attack in 2002, aged just 24. He lost his legs and part of his right hand to the burns, and spent 7 weeks in a coma as well as almost a year in hospital recovering. Severely disabled for life and unable to do his old job after his ordeal, Ian then studied history at the University of Edinburgh before becoming a writer.
A keen Hibs fan since childhood, Ian's other love is military history and his specialist fields of knowledge include:
Hibernian Fc in the modern era
Scottish military history
Irish military history
British, American and European military history
19th century colonial wars