Born in Lancashire he attended Cowley Grammar School. He became an English teacher and taught in the North East of England for 35 years. He co-wrote a number of musicals including Shakespeare The Musical and The Journey (produced at the Millennium Dome in 2000). He enjoys history, visiting castles and reading historical novels. His novels span English History from the Roman invasion through to World War 2 as well as a trilogy of books set in the American Civil War and an ongoing Napoleonic series.
He has travelled extensively speaking about his novels. The countries visited include New Zealand and the U.S.A.
His website is http:/www.griffhosker.com