International bestselling author Sean McCabe was born and raised on the east coast of Scotland before moving to Oxford, England, to take degrees in modern languages and film studies. Having pursued a diversity of careers ranging from language teaching to music, he settled in a remote corner of rural Wales to become a full-time novelist. Writing under another name, Sean is also the author of an acclaimed bestselling series of thrillers that has been translated into over twenty languages worldwide. He is the author of several thrillers which have become major bestsellers in the UK and Europe, and have sold in 30 countries around the world. His exciting new vampire series, VAMPIRE FEDERATION: UPRISING published in 2010 in the U.K. to bestsellerdom, and will debut in the U.S. in February, 2011, to be published by NAL. VAMPIRE FEDERATION: THE CROSS, the next installment in the series, will be published by Penguin in 2011. Outside of writing, Sean is a keen photographer, swordsman, archer and classical pianist.