Colin Falconer is an internationally best-selling author. Born in London, he was a freelance journalist and advertising copywriter for many years. But writing novels was his passion and led him to write his first book, Venom, based on his own experiences in South East Asia. He has now published over 50 books that have been translated into 23 languages. He travels widely for research; it has led him to chasing tornadoes in Texas, diving with sharks in South Africa and running with the bulls in Spain.