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 to pursue a writing career and moved to the Isle of Barra, Scotland. Amongst numerous land-based jobs he was a fisherman for five years. He now lives in Glasgow.