Derek M. Fox, a creative writing tutor from Derbyshire, England, with 60 students published thus far, is married with a grown up family. A penchant for the mysterious led to publication of two novels Recluse and Demon plus over 75 short stories and articles. With 6 years in amateur dramatics as writer/actor/producer, he successfully steered local theatre groups in writing/ producing plays to full houses. His anthology Treading on the Past, published in 2000 by Enigmatic Press sold out. A recent story which received an honourable mention from Ellen Datlow, appeared in the BFS anthology F20. Others up for airing will appear in Bare Bone anthology USA; Beneath the Ground from Alchemy Press and A Kick up the Nineties from Imaginary Worlds, the latter having accepted a new novel Jackdaw for May 01 publication.

He writes columns for Mark Chadbourn's 'At The World's End', and John B. Ford's 'Terror Tales'.

His latest book Heart of Shadows - from Blackie Publishers, London - investigates Lord Byron and the Supernatural, the launch to be at Newstead Abbey, Byron's Nottinghamshire home, on April 12th, 2001.

He is currently engaged in writing Sinister Quartet a darker follow-up to the Byron book as well as hammering out more commissioned short stories for various anthologies.

Another historical thriller is receiving good vibes from his agent so watch this space!!!

Through Dark Eyes