Saul Kenneth Falconer is the pen name of Paul Bird, a freelance writer who lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and four children.
He was born and raised in Newcastle, Australia, where he studied nursing, then medicine and began his specialist training as a physician. When he is not writing, he works as a Rheumatologist, caring for people suffering from arthritis and joint diseases.
His first book, One Mad Rooster, a collection of adventure stories for children, was published in 2007. It was followed by My Aunt the Vampire and the Mistaken Monster.
His science fiction novels, Guardian, and Warrior reflect his keen interest in Nordic mythology, combining ancient tales with contemporary themes in fast-paced action adventures. The third installment in the Vanir series, Traitor, will be released in 2020.
For adults, The Diabolus Legacy is a historical crime thriller, set in 19th Century Sydney and the Upper Hunter.
Catgut is a series of ten novellas commencing release, month by month, in December 2019. The stories imagine the future of medicine and the consequences of rapid unbridled technological advancements on medical care.