Richard Underwood currently lives in Droylsden, Greater Manchester, England, where he is engaged in writing and research.
Born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, he attended Old Colwyn Primary School. As a teenager he attended St Helena’s School in Colchester, Essex, before joining the medical branch of the Royal Air Force and serving in hospitals and medical centres both at home and abroad.
After leaving the forces he had a wide variety of jobs, and worked as a police officer, an ordained minister of religion, a local government officer, a charity worker, a social worker, a counsellor, and a civil servant before finally returning to nursing on an acute NHS mental health ward.
Richard Underwood has written an eclectic number of books ranging from fiction, software manuals, self-help books, popular science, and biographical. Almost all his books are widely available in both paperback and eBook format.