Charlie Garratt was born in Manchester and later moved to Warwickshire. For over thirty years, in the field of community development, he was regularly writing non-fiction and is credited as author and co-author of a number of books and guides on community participation.
In 2006, Charlie moved to Donegal, Ireland and this is when his fiction writing began, through involvement in a creative writing group. In 2016, three of Charlie’s short stories were included in a collection, Wild Atlantic Words, fifteen tales drawing from life along the west coast of Ireland.
He returned to England in the Spring of 2018 and now lives in Shropshire, where he’s a member of the Much Wenlock U3A Writers.
His novels in the Inspector James Given series are published by Sapere Books.