Rob Atkinson was born in West Yorkshire in 1961, and has lived there all his life. He is married, with one daughter who lives and works in York.
Having worked for many years in the voluntary sector as a Welfare Rights adviser and freelance trainer, he has been occupied as a carer for the past few years, working also as an actor, proof-reader and copy editor. Rob is currently writing a book about the bad and worse times of following his first and most enduring love, Leeds United AFC as well as two works of historical fiction.
When he is not treading the boards in various theatres around Yorkshire, he is to be found somewhere near his computer station at home - reading the work of authors he admires (George MacDonald Fraser, Leslie Thomas et al), and, suitably inspired and influenced, writing for publication.
Rob's other interests include local and national history, astronomy and cricket. His well-established and globally-read blog, Life, Leeds United, the Universe & Everything can be accessed here.