Duncan Pile was born in 1975 and grew up in Manchester. His early creative interests were expressed through classical music, a passion he pursued at degree level at the University of Nottingham (1993-1996). After graduating, Duncan moved to Hong Kong and spent the next two years travelling around SE Asia, Australia, The Arabian Gulf and Africa.
Duncan returned from his travels with his health depleted by malaria and the onset of Crohn's disease, a condition he suffered with in his twenties until he underwent a major operation, which greatly improved his situation. Since then, he has trained as a Life Coach, something he practices to this day with private clients.
Duncan has always had a love of writing, and in recent years this has taken over from music as the main focus of his creative gifts. He writes in the Orange Tree pub in Nottingham most weekends, and during what remains of his spare time. Since childhood Duncan has had a passion for fantasy fiction, and so it's only right that his first published novel is in that genre.
CLICK HERE to read an article about Duncan from The Nottingham Post.
February 2012 Debut of the Month. This is an exciting new fantasy series that fans of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and Septimus Heap will absolutely love to read. Excitingly for Lovereading4kids, we were approached by the author in early 2011 who showed us the first three chapters of Nature Mage and even though we aren't a publisher we could see the potential so have been encouraging and advising him on his publishing journey. When Duncan won a publishing deal in a competition he was able to turn his manuscript into a book and now it's here for your 11+ readers to enjoy. Duncan says of his book 'I wrote my book out of pure passion. I simply started it one day on instinct and have never looked back. I feel people should read Nature Mage because every single person who has read it and spoken/written to me of it so far has said the same thing: It is a page turner, they love my characters, and can't put it down.' Read an extract today. Click here to read an interview with author Duncan Pile in Leftlion magazine about how he came to write Nature Mage. Click here to read about Duncan Pile's publishing journey - great for any newbie authors.