Bernard Cornwell was born in London raised in Essex and now lives mainly in the US with his wife Judy. He was refused a Green Card when first living in the States so decided to earn a living by writing. For some years he had been wanting to write the adventures of a British soldier in the Napoleonic wars - and so the Sharpe series was born. There are now 24 books in the Sharpe series - and a good chance of a new one coming soon! Bernard is the author of 60 books His most recent are the books of The Last Kingdom series. This series has been made into tv programmes airing on Netflix. The fourth season of the tv programmes is currently being filmed. Other books include the Warlord Chronicles, The Grail Quest series and the Starbuck books.