Born in Scotland in 1972, Iain Macneil spent his formative years between Canada and the United States. He served in the US Marines for four years, after which he attained an Accounting Degree and spent seven years in the corporate world. During this time he began to write. He left the corporate world behind to pursue a writing career and moved to the Isle of Barra, off the coast of Scotland (his family’s native home). Amongst numerous land based jobs he took to the sea to become a fisherman for five years. During this time he wrote Tidal Power: The Curse of the Sea Monster. He now lives in Glasgow where he works at a newsagent’s.