I was born in Portugal, but have spent most of my life in Scotland. A degree in mathematics barely distracted me from world-building projects; a passion that led into computer games that explored 3D, vector graphic worlds when sprites were the mainstream; this was back in the 80s—in computer game terms an aeon ago. Other sorts of science fiction games occupied me for a while and, eventually, for more than ten years, I worked on The Stone Dance of the Chameleon. I have been busy since with a range of projects: graphic novels, more fantasy and sci-fi work, and a historical novel that I have set aside for now. Currently, I am attempting to master self-publishing and am on the verge of releasing the Second Edition of my Stone Dance books.

Research into areas that interest me, and the connections that make sense of the world, spill in bursts into my blog hermitabroad.

You can find a sort of CV of my creative work on instagram under the tag #RPintoWriter.