Born in 1967 in Windlesham, Surrey, Simon Kyte is an economist by profession. However, he has always been interested in history and archives. He attended Stowe School where he won the Gavin Maxwell Prize for English Composition. Subsequently, he attended the University of Exeter.
Whilst researching his family history in Northern England, he stumbled upon a chance reference to Roger Brierley. He then spent five years (2009 -2014) researching and writing his first novel, ‘A Certain Measure of Perfection’.