I was born in Southampton, Hampshire in 1958, and grew up on the edge of the New Forest. At the age of 13 I was lucky enough to win a county scholarship to Winchester College (1972-76). From there I went to St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge (1977-80) where I read Natural Sciences. I then went to Southampton University where I studied for a PhD in synthetic chemistry.
I spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at St George’s Hospital Medical School in south London, where I met my wife Mary. We now live near Camberley in Surrey, where I work for the research division of a major international pharmaceutical company.
I have been writing seriously since 1995, and have had somewhere above 20 short stories published. I now find myself writing fewer short pieces, due to my commitment to novel writing.
Beside writing I follow cricket, and Southampton FC, and enjoy a good pub quiz.
‘The Girl From Fox Hollow’ is a short story is a prequel featuring Aron, the central character of ‘Exile
The Nandor Tales Book 1
Aron of Darien, raised in exile after his homeland is conquered by a treacherous warlord, makes his way in the world on the strength of his wits and skill with a sword. Both are sorely tested when he is impressed into the service of the Earl of Nandor to rescue his heir from captivity in the fortress of Sarazan. The rescue goes awry. Aron and his companions are betrayed and must flee for their lives. Pursued by steel and magic, they find new friends and old enemies on the road that leads, after many turns, to the city of the High King. There Aron must face his father’s murderer before risking everything in a fight to the death with the deadliest swordsman in the kingdom.
The Nandor Tales Book 2
Less than a year ago, Aron of Darien risked his life to deliver Nandor from its enemies. Now a new peril threatens; Lady Celaine is abducted and the bonds of friendship and honour demand Aron returns once again serve the Earl of Nandor.
The road to rescue leads them to the infamous city of Keshan and, beyond to a war zone where they face a barbarian horde. For Aron the stakes are higher than ever as he faces demons and traitors and a decision that will change his life.
Martin Owton is the author of Exile, the first Nandor novel, and in this video Martin talks a bit about himself, his writing and what readers can expect from Exile.
For centuries countrywomen in England have kept a secret; if you go to the right part of the woods and sing the right song, an Otherkin man will appear and be your lover. Charlie Somes, 24, postgraduate chemistry student at Southampton University, is the product of such a liaison and is touch telepathic; a gift which blights his life as he cannot control it.
When Charlie discovers his gift works on the recently dead he is forced to use it to avoid a murder charge and then when the bodies of women who have taken faerie lovers start turning up, Charlie is the only person who can stop the serial killers.