Originally from Guyana, a country in South America, S S Saywack came to London with his family in 1962. Educated in North London, he studied information graphics at a London college and then worked as a graphic designer for many years. He later changed careers and became a teacher at a sixth-form college in East London. Taking early retirement, he turned to a third career, being an author.
With a love for reading and history in general, he wrote his first novel that became the Mary Finch Series (four books for older children set in the fictional world of Sherlock Holmes) and that was swiftly followed by Inglestone Manor. His plans are to keep writing until he can’t and to play the guitar (he does so, modestly) for just as long. His current writing scurries between children’s fiction and adult detective fiction.