David Wishart was born in Arbroath in 1952. He studied Classics at Edinburgh University, and after a spell of teaching Latin and Greek in secondary school retrained as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, working for various companies in Kuwait, Greece and Saudi Arabia. He returned to Scotland in 1990, and lives in Carnoustie. His first book, 'I, Virgil' - a fictional 'autobiography' of the Roman poet -, was published in 1995; 'Ovid' - the first of the Marcus Corvinus series - followed a year later. Since then he has published a further 17 Corvinus books plus a novel-biography ('Nero') and a historical novel ('The Horse Coin') set in Roman Britain at the time of the Boudiccan revolt. His latest book, 'Foreign Bodies', was published in December 2015 by Severn House and he is currently working on his 19th. He is married to Rona, who is head of Support for Learning at St Leonards School, and has two children and four grandchildren.