Dale Drake was born in Lancashire in 1975 and now resides in Cornwall with his wife and three children. After his career in the army, Dale moved to Hertfordshire to train to become a chef but his real love and passion has always been writing, something that he tried his hand at from an early age. Dale's first book, Blood Heritage, was written whilst he was still attending college and is a high fantasy book full of sword wielding heroes, dark magic and blood thirsty vampires. His second book, Dark Waters, was written some years later after he moved to Cornwall where he was heavily influenced by H.P. Lovecraft and his love of the sea. The stories in Dark Waters are all set in his home village where he finally feels he belongs.