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!!!