DW Bradbridge

dwbradbridge DW Bradbridge is the pen name of Cheshire-based business magazine publisher David Wilson. He is the author of historical crime fiction set during the English Civil War, which he describes as “a cross between Ellis Peters and CJ Sansom”. His first novel, The Winter Siege, was launched in October 2013 and is the first in a planned series of murder mysteries featuring 17th century Cheshire constable, Daniel Cheswis.

David was born in Manchester in 1960 and grew up in Bolton. After graduating in 1983 with a foreign language degree from the University of Warwick, he has spent most of his career writing and publishing trade magazines for the tyre industry. His decision to follow a second career as a novelist fulfils a long-held ambition to be a fiction writer.

The inspiration for David’s books comes from an interest in both 17th century history and genealogy, which led him to research the background to English Civil War history in Lancashire and Cheshire.

David is an active member of the organising committee of the annual Civil War re-enactment in Nantwich and has also been pro-active in putting together what he hopes will be a regular gathering of Civil War authors in conjunction with his local independent bookshop.

David is married and lives in Crewe with his wife, Karen, and two children. He enjoys cycling when he can find the time and makes sure he is regularly brought down to earth by being a keen supporter of Bolton Wanderers.