Ray Crowther's first job was with Ford of Europe and he worked in England and Germany in a variety of systems development positions.
He left Ford in 1980 to start his own company specializing in computer networks and most recently human resources software. The company, Selven Group plc, continues to thrive although Ray has reduced his involvement to concentrate on his writing.
During his career he has had a number of technical papers published and has written more technical manuals than he can remember. He maintains that the exacting discipline of technical authoring has prepared him well for the creative change into fiction writing. He cites Robert Goddard as his favourite author and biggest influence on his own writing style.