Iain McLaughlin was born in Dundee on the East coast of Scotland. He still lives there in a house filled with books. He has written more than thirty books and over fifty plays for radio. He has also written short stories and TV scripts. Iain has written for many famous characters and shows including James Bond, Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Richard Hannay, Wallace & Gromit and Sherlock Holmes. He has also written several original thrillers. For a time he was the editor of the Beano comic and has written the Scottish icons, The Broons, and OorWullie.