Ian was born in Gosport and moved to the Bournemouth area in the early 1990s. Since leaving school, (more years ago than he cares to remember), he has been a civil servant, a full time househusband and a teaching assistant. At the end of 2017 he ended a 12 year stint working for Bournemouth Libraries.
In his spare time Ian enjoys reading, wargaming and writing – mainly short stories at the moment, although he has finished his first novel and is working on a second. As his alter ego, Bartholomew Weever, he tells the story of the Great Fire of London in costume and character. He has also started telling stories at a local storytelling club.