Michael Fowler was born and brought up in the Dearne Valley area of Yorkshire where he still lives with his wife and two sons. At the age of 16 he left school with the ambition of going to art college, but his parents' financial circumstances meant he had to find work and so he joined the police. He has never regretted that decision, serving as a police officer for thirty-two years, both in uniform and in plain clothes, working in CID, and undercover in Vice Squad and Drug Squad, retiring as an Inspector in charge of a busy CID Department in 2006.Since leaving the police he has written and painted professionally. As an artist he has numerous artistic accolades to his name, and currently, his work can be found in the galleries of Spencer Coleman Fine Arts at Lincoln and Stamford. As a writer he is the author of the DS Hunter Kerr series and the DS Scarlett Macey series. He has also written two stand alone crime novels. He is a member of the Crime Writers Association and International Thriller Writers.