About me

Mid 40’s, resident of Aberdeenshire. Originally from Weymouth, and have arrived here via Plymouth, Manchester, London (several times), Edinburgh, Oxford (twice), Newcastle/Gateshead and Norwich.

In my spare time I am normally found contemplating the countryside, listening to vinyl (liquid and neurofunk drum and bass mostly), stroking  cats, brewing beer, drinking beer, gaming, or hooning around in my battered but adored old black Golf GTI called Arthur.  Keeping fit is a constant in my life, mainly running, Les Mills BodyCombat and BodyPump.

I try to write at least one novel a year in an attempt to escape the drudgery of day to day work (no I’m kidding, it’s just a fun creative outlet).  These are generally written during National Novel Writing Month.  One day I will go back and re-draft my work and attempt to get it published.  Big fan of the Oxford comma. I read a lot of sci-fi, and have been tempted back into fantasy by the Malazan Book of the Fallen series (look it up, and thank me later) and I’m always on the lookout for great films to watch.

Social media presence is primarily Twitter but be warned, it is pretty much exclusively about work.  If you’re interested in what I do then you can also connect on LinkedIn.  You might find me on Facebook if you’re friends with someone who knows me.  I can be found on Skype with the user ID “drdanielswan”. I am also drdanielswan on Instagram. But it’s not very interesting.