I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, before moving to the USA and have been here for the last 14 years. I am a humble Solutions Architect for a software company by day before morphing into a fervent writer at night.
Since the age of six I received my first encouragement to write from my 1st Grade teacher and have always enjoyed writing. I like to tell stories, but the promise made to Ms Gooch way back when has taken me nearly 4 decades to fulfill that promise.
My family, friends and colleagues will be the first to tell you I am not short of a word.
“Jack the Ripper: Live and UnCut” was my first published novel. I plan to grow this story into a series featuring many of the core characters from Live and UnCut. Other great unsolved cold cases will be subject to investigation through the use of time travel. Carl Axford has other adventures ahead.
I have also appeared as a panelist on Rippercast and at Rippercon, to discuss Live and UnCut as well as Jack the Ripper in fiction. I have appeared in several episodes of the Star Chamber podcasts and featured at the New Author Breakfast at Bouchercon. I have appeared on the House of Mystery Radioshow
I will also be appearing shortly on the History Channel, having been invited to speak on History’s Greatest Mysteries as a Jack the Ripper expert.
I currently live in Tampa, Florida, with my wonderful wife Susan and my gorgeous children Reece and Charlotte. I always refer to them as “the greatest story I have”.