Derek's first publication dates back to 1985 with "Heads, You Lose" a very short story published in the Californian magazine "The Horror Show".
Since then Derek has published numerous short stories, won a few prizes, and had two honorary mentions in the "Best Fantasy and Horror Stories of the Year" listings.
He's also published 8 western novels, with a couple more accepted and going through the process.
When not writing fiction Derek plays lead guitar in a rock'n'roll band, enjoys predator fishing, and riding his motorcycle.
He lives in Gloucester, UK.