James Rouch has been a full-time writer for twenty-eight
years. In that time he has had fourteen books published.
Three of them are novels of the Second World War. TIGER,
set in Northern France during the breakout from the Normandy
beachhead. THE WAR MACHINES, set in North Africa and GATEWAY
TO HELL, dealing with the fighting for Monte Cassino in
Italy. All went to reprints with translation rights sold
to several countries..
A series of ten novels entitled THE ZONE has comprised
the rest of his output. Again on the subject of war their
theme is an alternative near future where the Berlin Wall
did not fall. Instead the cold war suffered meltdown. A
war across Europe imploded, concentrating itself in a great
contaminated swathe of territory slashed across the continent,
a huge no-mans land, THE ZONE.
Those novels were published in the UK and the USA. The
series was also taken by a Spanish publisher, with other
translation rights sold. A tenth novel in the series has
recently been published on CD, along with his entire back-list
by an Australian company developing computer and internet
roll-play games based on THE ZONE series. Further novels
have been commissioned.
James Rouch lives and works in the West of England, on
the edge of a town surrounded by some of the most beautiful
landscape England has to offer. Before becoming a successful
author and literary agent he worked in marketing and public
relations within the motor and jewellery trades. His experience
of life has been rounded off with spells as a bodyguard,
the owner of a popular tourist pub' and as a salesman of
everything from funeral vehicles to diamonds.