Robert C. Martin lives in Llandaff, Wales, in the United Kingdom. He is married with two teenage sons. He has written fiction since he was a teenager and always wanted to be an author – mainly because of his interest in the paranormal. Now that his family is grown, he has decided that it is the ideal time to fulfil his ambition. The idea for the Perfect Host occurred when he visited a reputedly haunted Victorian hotel. It was there that he experienced his first paranormal encounter: he saw the ghost of a young child. This encounter rekindled his interest in writing.