In the early 1990s Jonathan L Howard worked as a scriptwriter and video game writer, including writing credits on the highly successful Broken Sword series of video games.
Following one very positive review of the writing, Jonathan says:
"All this positive feedback made me think that just possibly I might have the ability to make it as a professional writer. I dug out a lot of my old notes from years before, and started working on them again. One set of notes was about a necromancer called Johannes Cabal."
His first novel, Johannes Cabal the Necromancer, was published in 2009.
Today he lives with his wife and daughter near Bristol.