Robert McGinty grew up in Fife and studied English Literature and History in Edinburgh and Information Studies in Aberdeen. He now lives in Edinburgh with his wife and ten-month-old son. He works full time and writes in the evenings whenever the baby is asleep.

His first novel, Hell Money, was shortlisted for the 2005 Wow Factor, a competition run by Waterstones and Faber for debut children’s novelists.

He is currently working on his second Young Adult novel, The Dead Men of Pendragon House, an adventure based on an updated version of the Arthurian legends of Thomas Malory.

As well as writing novels Robert also writes articles and short stories for his blog ‘Don’t Burst My Bubble’, encompassing a variety of styles and subjects.

Robert aims to create page-turning, exciting fiction for all ages and is thrilled to be given the opportunity of a New Writers Award.