M J Dees was born and raised in Kingston-upon-Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire. He has worked in a variety of jobs in a variety of countries and is currently living with his wife, daughter and two cats in São Paulo, Brazil. THE ASTONISHING ANNIVERSARIES OF JAMES AND DAVID is about two twins growing up in Yorkshire in England. HATRED, COLLAPSE and INSURGENCY are set in a dystopian future. FRED & LEAH is a Second World War drama based on the true story of his grandparents and ALBERT & MARIE is a First World War tale based on the life of his great uncle. His new space opera series is called MASTERY OF THE STARS and he also writes psychological suspense under the penname Michael Dees.