David Grierson was born in 1950 in Northumberland and brought up in Greater London.
After teaching music and drama in both state and independent sectors in the UK for more than twenty five years, he moved to northern China in August 2000 as part of the set up team for the new British international school in the city of Tianjin where he remained for three years.
A second tour of duty took him to a Chinese school in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, close to the border with Hong Kong.
He is currently working in an international school back in Tianjin and, no doubt, gathering material for a further book, improving his Chinese, and, one sincerely hopes, earning an honest living as a teacher.
Armed with guide books and dictionary, David enjoys travelling in particular and life in general.