Graham Keeler was born in Hertfordshire and grew up in neighbouring Essex. He studied Physics at Queen Mary College, London, and graduated in 1965 with First Class Honours, continuing to a PhD in 1969. He lectured in Physics at Salford University from 1970, developing an interest in the computational side of the subject. He retired from full-time teaching in 2002, but continued to work part-time at the University until 2012.
His interests include badminton and tennis, which he still plays on a regular basis, representing local clubs in league matches. He also enjoys playing bridge, and flying. He has a private pilot’s licence and has toured in the UK and abroad, making his longest journey in 2002, to Marrakesh. He is fascinated by anything to do with astrophysics and space travel, and applied to be a British candidate for the first American Spacelab mission.
He has written, co-authored and edited seven books on various aspects of microcomputers and the development of physics software simulations. Stowaway to the Stars is his first science fiction novel.