Tony Attwood was born in Southgate, and was educated at Poole Grammar School, Brighton University, the Open University, and London University Institute of Education.
He worked initially as a teacher and university lecturer and in the theatre, before becoming a full-time writer, writing on topics as diverse as science fiction, business administration, dyscalculia, and school management.
Tony has also, over the years, worked on a number of specific projects including setting up and running The School of Educational Administration and Management (in association with the University of Northampton and the Dept of Trade and Industry, for which he was awarded a Fellowship of the Institute of Administrative Management), and the Dyscalculia Centre which developed on-line testing procedures for the specific learning difficulty related to mathematics.
Tony also runs the Arsenal History Society, and is a season-ticket holder at Arsenal Football Club. Additionally he is a regular practitioner of modern jive dancing, and runs blogs on Arsenal FC and the music of Bob Dylan. He has three grown-up daughters and eight grandchildren.
Tony lives in Northamptonshire, in England.