Jon Mayhew lives on the Wirral Peninsula close to the Dee marshes with his wife, four children and a menagerie of pets. He has been a teacher for over twenty years and works with children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions. As a child he used to play in the overgrown ruins of a Victorian zoo building dens in the bear pits and imagining that some of the animals still lurked in the thick rhododendrons. When Jon is not writing he enjoys running and has completed seven marathons. Traditional folk music is another passion and he plays mandolin in ceilidh bands. He also enjoys mooching around graveyards for fun and is always listening out for the sound of talons on stone and beaks click, click clicking!