BJ Burton was born in Birmingham in 1947 and educated at Handsworth Grammar School and Leeds University.
Married to Cheryl, he moved to Cornwall in 1972 having lived in Birmingham, Leeds and Sheffield. Currently living in Brixham.
One of the advantages of the long spell in Plymouth was that he lived only a few minutes drive from Dartmoor - a wonderful area of stunning scenery that must be one of the very few places left in England where one can escape the sound of traffic.
Writing a novel was a long-held ambition.
Praise for Dartmoor... The Saving
"In all respects it is an excellent read and I was gripped from the first page. Although a fantasy it is believable. This author could be as widely read and respected as Tolkien or Pullman. It would make a fantastic film." The Readers' Review Magazine