Adrian Keitch grew up in Surrey. He has worked in local government as a finance manager and later with international development. Swanage Gold is his first novel for children and the first in the Jake Bart Adventures series. It was written during his two hour commute to London from the Sussex coast and was inspired by the many holidays he enjoyed in Swanage, Dorset, as a child.
Adrian currently lives in Sussex with his wife and son and they continue to visit Swanage as often as they can.