| Graham Burchell was born in 1950 in Canterbury, England. In 1976 he graduated from the University of Sussex and embarked on a teaching career that would take him to various places around the world including Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Tenerife, Mexico, France and Chile. His first children's fantasy novels, Wumpleberries and Gronglenuts and The Ice Spells of Krollinad were published in 2003, and 2005, respectively. He is the winner of the 2005 Chapter One Promotions Open Poetry Competition and the runner up in the 2005 'Into Africa' International Poetry Competition. His poetry has appeared or is due to appear in a number of both print and online literary magazines including Blue Mouse Magazine, Sentinel Poetry, Porcupine Literary Journal, X-Magazine, Iota, Riverwalk, and The Loch Raven Review. He is the editor of the online poetry journal, Words-Myth. He now writes full-time from his home in Houston, Texas.