Colin Albin was born in 1951 and lives with his wife in Cheshire. He has two grown-up children, a daughter in Durham and a son in London. He has worked in HR and recruitment for most of his life and is currently in the process of selling his recruitment business in order to devote his time to writing. He also spent several years in the Church of England Ministry, during which time he gained a Masters Degree in World Religions and carried the role of Diocesan Inter-Faith Adviser. He fell in love with classical music in 1975 whilst he was a student in the Midlands. His other interests include jazz, walking, swimming and reading.