Born of Yorkshire stock and raised in the East Riding city of Kingston-upon-Hull, Graham Storrs left school at 17 to work on the trawlers, then did a number of manual and clerical jobs (quantity surveyor, factory hand, gravedigger, pipe-fitter’s mate, accounts clerk, cold-store labourer, and so on) until finally returning to full-time education to take a degree in psychology at the University of Hull and to study for a PhD in psychology at the University of Surrey. There followed some more odd jobs (auditor, human-factors consultant, research fellow, etc.) before he settled into a career in industrial research and development for a major UK software company, specialising in artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction.
Increasingly focusing on user interface design, Graham eventually left the UK to work in Zurich, Switzerland. Whilst still practicing as a UI consultant, he became a divisional manager there and later moved to Sydney, Australia to run a newly-formed multimedia group. While there he moved into a large, global software company to run their Asia-Pacific multimedia team and then to Brisbane to start up a new electronic commerce group. Some years later, he set up his own company to provide user interface design and consultancy to government departments and corporations across Queensland.
All the while this career was underway, Graham was writing – in breaks and luchtimes, on holidays, and while travelling. He wrote primarily science fiction – hard sci-fi, in fact – everything from micro-fiction to great, fat novels, from comedy to space opera, and all the many forms and figures in-between. Yet, although he had had lots of success as a writer of technical articles, of comedic magazine articles, of educational wall-charts, encyclopedia entries, and childrens’ science books (see below) he never managed to publish any fiction.
All that changed very recently when he gave up work, moved to the country, and began to focus on publishing his stories. Since then, he has published over twenty short stories in magazines and anthologies, and his first novel, TimeSplash, and its sequel have been acquired by Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint, Momentum.
Graham has a wife, a daughter, an Airedale terrier and a Tonkinese cat. He lives in rural Queensland some 250 km south of Brisbane on a rural property that is mostly gum and wattle forest with magnificent, granite outcroppings.