Martin Sowery was born in Leeds and has lived in Nice, London and Madrid but mostly in Yorkshire. Although he held various jobs including milkman, chemist, nurse and teacher, most of his working life was spent as a corporate lawyer working in the UK and other jurisdictions.
His first novel, Sing Like You Know the Words, was published in June 2012, and another, The Market, will be available soon. His writing covers a range of styles and subject. A collection of stories for children, Sandgate Tales (with illustrations by Thomas Softley) has also been published recently.