More About the Author
Roger Kean (also Roger M. Kean) has been writing for many years, but only in the past four as an author of published fiction. He has written five action tales based on a core of late-Victorian adventures, available as eBooks and in print. He also writes gay fiction, the first, FELIXITATIONS was one of the Books of the Month at Goodreads.com in July 2012. His second, a rip-roaring tale set during the Second Punic War and called "THUNDERBOLT - TORN ENEMY OF ROME" received some rave reviews, one of which ended: "Thunderbolt - Torn Enemy of Rome is the best historical romance I have ever read. It has the most real history and the most real love."
The third of his gay-themed novels, A LIFE APART, set during the religious war of the Mahdi in the Sudan during the late Victorian period, was a Book of the Month at Goodreads.com in March 2013. Author Gerry Burnie called it, "Superb writing, refreshing break-through plot, and bang-on history."
Having spent a stint at Hornsey College of Art studying painting, Kean attended the London Film School, where he began writing film scripts and his first attempts at full-scale novels. For eight years he edited film documentaries for the BBC before moving into full-time journalism. In the 1980s, as co-founder of magazine publisher Newsfield, he created and edited the best-selling CRASH magazine for the Spectrum home computer and then ZZAP!64 for the Commodore 64. Since then, Kean has authored several history reference titles, including the well-reviewed THE COMPLETE CHRONICLE OF THE EMPERORS OF ROME. Now he spends his time inventing new scenarios to populate with characters from the imagination. Kean lives with his partner in the medieval town of Ludlow, Shropshire, England.