Jay Stringer was born in Walsall, in the West Midlands of England. He would like everyone to know he s not dead yet. He is dyslexic, hence he approaches the written word like a grudge match. His work is a mixture of urban crime, mystery, and social fiction, for which he coined the term social pulp. In another life he may have been a journalist, but he enjoys fiction too much to go back. He is the author of Old Gold, the first novel in the Eoin Miller crime series, and Faithless Street. He lives in Scotland.