A fan of all things fantasy and ‘sword and sorcery’ and inspired by writers such as, Garth Nix, Stephen Donaldson, Tolkien, Phillip Pullman and Edgar Rice Burroughs, in 2006 Lovesey launched his debut novel, The Spider Gem, book one of The Portal Chronicles.
With the series well received by readers, Lovesey decided to make more time for writing and promoting his work and stepped out of corporate life to pursue this path. BookTwo of The Portal Chronicles, The Shimmering Gate, was released in June 2007.
In addition to his fantasy writing Lovesey has built a wealth of knowledge and experience of the self publishing and print on demand markets and has had a number of related articles published in the industry press as well as white papers and guides on IT subjects applicable to authors. To supplement his writing he runs an IT company for support in the home (see www.litespc.co.uk).
Taff was born in 1959 and raised in and around the valleys of South Wales moving from Cwmcarn to Newport at the early age of 5.
He joined the Royal Air Force in 1976 straight from Queen's High School, in Newport Gwent, before moving into the computer industry where he worked in a variety of positions from engineering through to service management.
Following a period of four years living in Oregon USA, Lovesey returned to the UK in 2001 and now resides in Lincolnshire with his wife Bridget in the small but beautiful village of Witham-on-the-Hill.
Lovesey's work was originally published by US publisher Under the Moon, but in 2015 he set up his own publishing business Ash Ridge Publishing and his works are now published and distributed under this banner.