Colin Galbraith was born in Paisley in 1973 and raised in Bridge of Weir in the west of Scotland. He has been writing fiction since 1999.
Galbraith always had a predilection for writing, and as a child could often be found penning short stories and poems. Over the years other things got in the way putting paid to those ambitions; after taking a degree in Business Information Technology at Paisley College of Technology, he began an office job in 1995 and forgot about writing altogether.
It wasn’t until 1999 that he picked up the pen once more after being given a copy of Paul Auster’s biography, Hand to Mouth, after a creative fire was sparked reminding him of his desire to write. Galbraith enrolled on a creative writing course at the Open College of the Arts that same year, and two years later embarked on his own literary adventure.
Colin first saw publication in 2004 in the now defunct This Is It Magazine, with a short story entitled ONCE A BORDERER. Further short story publishing successes came, but it was writing crime novels that really provided the inspiration, and in 2004 his first attempt at a thriller was sold to US-based publisher, KIC. HUNTING JACK was released as a weekly serial and was mildly successful.
Readers had to wait eight years for Galbraith’s next release, however. It came in January 2012 when Leith-based Smashing Press published Galbraith’s first full-length novel, SLICK, to good reviews.
Galbraith also had ideas in the form of a short paranormal fiction series, and in 2009 Canadian publisher Eternal Press published his first paranormal mystery, a novella entitled STELLA. The sequel, BACCARA BURNING, was released by Smashing Press in 2013.
Galbraith has now published his third thriller GATECRASH, which has proved to be a huge success. There are plans to publish his serial fiction story, HUNTING JACK, as a standalone novel in 2018, and he is currently working on a new novel set in the town where he grew up, Bridge of Weir, as well as a brand new novel with DI Lennox.
After living in Leith for 15 years, Colin is now happily settled in South Queensferry with his soulmate and their two rabbits. When he’s not writing or at his day job, he enjoys eating out, wine, whisky, the theatre, fly/sea fishing and eating canolis. He is a joint owner of St Mirren Football Club, a proven rabbit tamer and an outstanding fake faller.
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