John Gordon was born in 1925. A Geordie by birth, he moved to East Anglia with his family at the age of twelve. He served in the Navy during the Second World War and afterwards worked as a journalist. He is widely recognised as one of the finest contemporary writers of horror and the supernatural. His books include The Giant Under the Snow, The Burning Baby and Other Ghosts, Gilray's Ghost, The Flesh Eater and The Midwinter Watch. Married with two grown-up children, he lives in Norwich.