Ian Ford was born in Sheffield, England in 1974 to a working class family. His mom worked as a cook in a rundown primary school cook and his dad worked as a kitchen fitter for one failing busines after another. With his one brother, Ian grew up in such upper class council estates as the Manor, Gleadless Valley and Darnall and went to a secondary school where pupils entertained themselves by trying to cut the throat of other children with blades they had salvaged from pencil sharpeners.

Despite such a privileged and rich upbringing, as an adult Ian decided to slum it with the dregs of society by becoming a secondary school teacher. In his illustrious time in this bottom of the barrel profession, he taught at various schools around Sheffield over a long and distinguished career as a mathematics teacher before finally deciding to better himself and become a writer, via that other well respected profession of Postman and call centre operator.

Ian’s first book, which is is available now on Amazon, and is called The Inspection: Part One draws heavily on his experiences as a teacher and offers a darkly humorous view of a school under government inspection… but with less bloodshed. He is currently balancing his time between writing his second book – The Inspection: Part Two (funnily enough) – and working at the home of sport- Sky TV. Ian still lives in Sheffield, England with his gorgeous partner Jenny and his pet monkey Jack (Jack is his little boy and he’s gorgeous before you call social services – I know some of you have itchy dialling fingers). As well as finishing the concluding two parts of his first novel – The Inspection – he is also in the process of writing a book about a serial killer called Redlock, a childrens book called There’s a Werewolf in the Garden and an anthology of zombie apocalypse stories which currently does not have a title.