Born in 1980, the youngest of four brothers, Rob Parkes grew up in and has subsequently returned to live in rural Northamptonshire. After obtaining a degree in Psychology and Criminology at Teeside University, he then studied to be an advertising copywriter before working in Marketing and Account Management roles.
When he isn’t spending his downtime with his family, Rob is usually busy cooking or writing. His newly discovered love of travelling has also led him through every country in the European Union as well as a few extras over the last few years. The Luckiest Unlucky Man in the World is Rob’s first book, published by Orion in 2023.