Mark Roberts was born and raised in Liverpool and educated at
St. Francis Xavier's College.
He was a teacher for twenty years and for the last ten years has worked as a
special school teacher.
He received a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award
for best new play of the year.
Roberts announces himself as a genuinely innovative crime writer
with a taste for the macabre and unexpected.
Mark: All my experiences, including teaching, have influenced my writing. I can definitely say in the case of writing ‘What She Saw’, my time in education came in to great effect. There is great deal in the book about children and how children function and when I am asked how long it took to write ‘What She Saw’, I say one year at my desk and thirty odd years in education. I spent twenty years in mainstream and have worked for the last twelve years with teenagers with severe learning difficulties.