Graham Burchell was born in 1950 in Canterbury, England. In 1976 he graduated from the University of Sussex and embarked on a teaching career that would take him to various places around the world including Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Tenerife, Mexico, France and Chile. His first children’s fantasy novels, Wumpleberries and Gronglenuts and The Ice Spells of Krollinad were published in 2003, and 2005 respectively. He is the winner of the 2005 Chapter One Promotions Open Poetry Competition, winner of the 2006 Lucie Wood Poetry Contest from Hazel St Productions, the runner up in the 2005 'Into Africa' International Poetry Competition, the 2006 Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition and he received an honorable mention in the Momaya Press 2005 short story competition. He has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His poetry has appeared in many print and online literary magazines including Black Mail Press, Real 8 View, Sentinel Poetry, Poetry Scotland, Porcupine Literary Journal, X-Magazine, Iota, Snow Monkey Journal, The Loch Raven Review, Verse Libre Quarterly, Poems Niederngasse, The New Writer, Poetry Cemetery, Ardent, Red River Review, Poetic Diversity, The Anemone Sidecar, The Round Table Review, Lucidity, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, The Dande Review, Euphony, Astropoetica, Flutter, Unfettered Verse, Quattrocento, Pyschopoetica, Literary Mama, The Smoking Poet, Orbis, Beside The White Chicken and The Texas Review. He is the editor of the online poetry journal, Words-Myth. He now writes full-time from his home in Houston, Texas.