Alan Carter was born in Sunderland, UK. He immigrated to Australia in 1991 and divides his time between his house near the beach in Fremantle and a hobby farm up a remote valley in New Zealand. He sometimes works as a television documentary director. In his spare time he follows a black line up and down the local swimming pool. He is the author of three Cato Kwong novels - Prime Cut, Getting Warmer and Bad Seed.