Tony Peake was born in South Africa. After graduating from Rhodes University, he moved to London, where he worked under Charles Marowitz and Thelma Holt as production manager at the Open Space Theatre. A spell on Ibiza, teaching English, History, and Drama, was followed by a return to the UK and jobs in modelling, acting, film distribution and – latterly – as a literary agent. Tony has written three novels (A Summer Tide, Son To The Father and North Facing) and a biography of Derek Jarman. He has also edited a collection of stories on the theme of Seduction. His own short stories have been included in a variety of anthologies.