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Colin M. Drysdale

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About meColin M. Drysdale was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He studied Zoology as an undergraduate at Glasgow University and has a doctorate in whale biology from the University of Aberdeen (also in Scotland). As part of his work, he has travelled extensively, and has spent time sailing around the west coast of Scotland, Newfoundland, Labrador, the Bahamas and Florida. He has also spent time in St. Helena, Vancouver island and has travelled overland across Canada and from Hong Kong to Glasgow by train.

While he was written countless academic papers and six technical books under is real name, he chose to publish his debut novel, 'For Those In Peril On The Sea' under a pen name to help keep some separation between his non-fiction and his fiction writing.

Much of the landscapes and locations referred to in 'For Those In Peril On The Sea' are real places that the author has visited or spent time in, especially when working in the northern Bahamas, gathering data for his doctoral thesis.

July 2014 will see the publication of his second novel, 'The Outbreak', which is set in the same world as 'For Those In Peril On The Sea', but which follows a new cast of characters as they try to escape from a city as it is over-run by the newly mutated Haitian Rabies Virus. As with the first book in this series, there is a strong element of the sea and sailing culture, although this time of the author's native Scotland rather than the sub-tropical setting of 'For Those In Peril On The Sea'.

A third book will be added the 'For Those In Peril' series in summer 2015, which will see the characters in the first two books united as their story lines finally collide.

As well as well as writing novel, Colin M. Drysdale has also published an anthology of short zombie and post-apocalyptic stories, which is currently available in paperback and as a Kindle ebook called 'Zombies Can't Swim And Other Tales Of The Undead'. This contains 23 short stories, ranging in length from flash fiction to full length short stories which have previously available through his blog.

About my libraryI have a wide an eclectic reading taste and probably own close to 1,000 books ranging from popular science to travelogues, autobiographies, science fiction and crime novels. For my library, I have selected specific books by specific authors which have had a strong influence on my own writing style.


Favorite authorsIain M. Banks, Max Brooks, Gerald Durrell, Gavin Maxwell, John Wyndham (Shared favorites)


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Real nameColin M. Drysdale

LocationGlasgow, Scotland

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Member sinceJul 23, 2014

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