Growing up on a diet of Star Wars and Star Trek, Paul Grover became obsessed with all things space at an early age.
Realising he was not cut out for the rigours of astronaut training, he decided that if he couldn't boldly go to space, he'd write about it instead. The process of creating and exploring strange new worlds on paper soon became an obsession.
After numerous false starts, too many energy drinks and far too little sleep, his first book Ark of Souls was published in 2017. The Vale series now spans several volumes.
While he proudly describes himself as a nerd, Paul has made it his mission to make sci-fi accessible to readers of all backgrounds. He populates his galaxy with relatable misfits. For some, saving the universe is the least of their problems.
Paul lives on the Kent coast and spends his nights either writing about space or photographing it.