The Author and "Dan Latus"
Dan Latus is the pseudonym of Ian Bullock. Ian was born and grew up in North East England, in Redcar, on Teesside. Leaving school when he was fifteen, he went to work for local industrial giant ICI. Then, via the company's day-release scheme and night school at Cleveland Technical College, he found a route to university a couple of years later. The subject he chose to study was determined by his love of climbing, hill walking and the nearby North York Moors. He studied Geography at the University of Leeds, and subsequently at the universities of Alberta, in Canada, and Newcastle upon Tyne.
After leaving the academic world, he embarked on a career in regional and strategic planning, initially in the civil service and subsequently in local government in N.E. England and in Calgary, Canada. Latterly, he spent much time in Central Europe, working on European matters for Northumberland County Council. He lives with his wife in Northumberland, which he has long considered home. Northumberland is also where his four children did most of their growing up.