Russell - who writes as R. A. Smith - studied for his BA English and his MA Creative Writing at MMU. During his BA, he took a sabbatical year to work for student magazine PULP. He has since worked in the vehicle rental trade and had several other jobs while working on Oblivion Storm - the first novel in The Grenshall Manor Chronicles series. He is a keen gamer and has also been writing a scenario for aid worker training. 

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