Trevor Bloom – Author

website of Trevor Bloom, author of The Half-Slave

Trevor Bloom

My father was in the armed forces and I grew up on military bases in the UK, Germany and the Far East. As a child I loved to read, and I devoured books on history, particularly Roman history. I also developed a keen interest in archaeology. I can still remember my excitement when I read how local archaeologists had found the skeleton of a tribal defender at a hill fort with a Roman ballista bolt lodged in his spine.

At university I studied law but hated it and knew I could never become a lawyer. I took temporary jobs as a driver, labourer and beach lifeguard while I tried to work out what to do with my life. One day I saw an ad for a copywriter in an advertising agency. I applied and got the job and that led to a career in marketing.

Some years later I began to write my own stuff, mostly children’s stories and short stories. I realized that what I really wanted to do was go back to my first love and write stories about the end of the Roman empire. I took a Masters in Creative Writing and a year later my first historical novel, The Half-Slave was published.

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