Hi, I'm Paul Teague and I write psychological thrillers, sci-fi and non-fiction books.
In 2020 I sold over 100,000 copies on Amazon alone*, with many more readers buying my books via Apple Books, Google Books, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.
My stories have been sold in over 110 countries, with the majority bought in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.
I was born in Kent, raised in Lincolnshire and now live in Cumbria, though I have spent Autumn/Winter 2020/21 in Spain where I have completed my latest trilogy and released the new books.
Before settling in Cumbria, we passed through Lancashire and Humberside.
I have worked as a waiter, a shopkeeper, a primary school teacher, a disc jockey and a radio journalist and broadcaster for the BBC.
I wrote my first book at the age of 9 years old.
Titled ‘Mr Plum And Mr Apple’, the hand written story received the inevitable rejection slip from Penguin Books, but that didn’t stop me dabbling with writing throughout my life.
I have written short stories, plays, letters for magazines and hundreds of web articles, even a couple of self-published marketing books, but never a full-size fiction book.
I've read thrillers all my life, starting with Enid Blyton's Famous Five series as a child, then graduating to James Hadley Chase, Harlan Coben, Linwood Barclay and Mark Edwards.
If you love those authors then you'll like my thrillers too.
I started off writing thrillers with the Don't Tell Meg Trilogy which draws upon my 18-year career in radio journalism.
It's fast-moving, high action and a bit racy in places, but it was great fun writing the story and I hope to re-visit the characters one day.
My Morecambe Bay Trilogies are based in and around a traditional UK seaside resort and has proven very popular with readers who like a strong sense of location in their stories.
My standalone books are ‘can't-put-down' stories where normal people find themselves in extraordinary situations.
In Dead of Night, Jack and Lucy hit a man on an isolated road in the middle of nowhere and get caught up in a violent, high-stakes hunt.
No More Secrets is set in the Scottish Highlands and tells the story of Katy Wild who has to fight to stay alive in the isolated hills and woodland.
In One Last Chance, Matt Dalton gets involved with a billionaire entrepreneur only to find that he should have been careful what he wished for.
I love writing thrillers and plan on writing many more in the years ahead.
I also write sci-fi and dystopian novels as Paul Teague and these stories are set in dark and sinister future-worlds.
I have written The Secret Bunker Trilogy, The Grid Trilogy and the standalone story, Phase 6.
* Made up of over 50k Amazon book sales + 12.5 million page reads in Kindle Unlimited @ 250 pages per book = 50k books equivalent. Verified by 2020 Alli Authorpreneur Membership (Authorpreneurs earn their living from self-publishing and associated business. This membership is assessed – you will need to show evidence of 50,000 book sales in the past two years and/or KU or business equivalent)