Derek Gunn

Derek Gunn was born in Ireland in 1964. He grew up in Dublin and graduated from the College of Marketing in 1986 and The Marketing Institute in 1989. Most of his working life has been in the IT/Telecommunications industry and he currently works for a major global telco as a specialist consultant designing communications networks and solutions for businesses. His interest in writing fiction came about from being a young voracious reader of great storytellers such as Alastair McClean and Edgar Rice Burroughs. As a young teenager he discovered Stephen King, James Herbert, Graham Masterton and many more great modern genre writers and became totally hooked on horror and adventure stories

In his mid-teens he began writing short stories. College, career, marriage and a young family took all his energy and focus but eventually he took pen in hand and writes in his spare time.

The HMS Swift Adventures is an Historical Naval Horror series.

Series: The HMS Swift Adventures
Year  Book  Comment
1791 The Diabolical Plan A plot to utilise the walking dead against the King's forces (Short Story)
1791 The Island The crew faces a horde of blood sucking vampires (Short Story)
1791 Crimson Seas Two ships have gone missing though it is inconceivable that mere pirates could have over-run a King's ship.
Omnibus editions
  The HMS Swift Adventures The Diabolical Plan, The Island, Crimson Seas

The author’s official web site is

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