Karla Forbes first began writing books when she was twelve years old. Heavily influenced by Ian Fleming, she wrote about guns, fast cars and spies. Naturally, she knew nothing of her chosen subject and was forced to use her imagination to make it up as she went along. These books, half a dozen in total, ended up being thrown out with the rubbish. Several years later, she dabbled in a futuristic sitcom and a full length horror story. Although both of these efforts were also consigned to literary oblivion, at least no one could have accused her of being in a genre rut.
She began writing properly more than fourteen years ago and her first book, The Preacher was published on Amazon in July 2011. It was then that she realised that her true passion was thrillers and the Nick Sullivan series was born. She writes about ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary situations and she aims for unusual but scarily believable plots each with a surprising twist. Her search history has encompassed everything from plutonium and dirty bombs to blowing up Grangemouth, the biggest refinery in Europe, and she is pinning her hopes on her books providing an alibi if MI5 ever come calling.
She lives in Scotland with her husband and slightly deranged rescue dog and has discovered that the secret of keeping them both happy is regular meals, praise and affection.