R G McKay Ireland is a Welsh writer who was born in Dubai when it was mostly desert. He moved to Bridgend in South Wales where he grew up and later worked in a smoky snooker club and on a supermarket checkout. Somehow he got to the University of Cambridge and studied a bizarre array of papers including famine, prostitution, discipline, inequality, madness, and the social engagement with nature. He wrote his dissertation on the myth of Paradise in Tahiti, only because it meant he could go there. He ended up working in the music industry, in sports events and television, as a nightclub and cage fighting promoter, in marketing, and for various venture-capital backed start-ups in London. He is now back in Wales by the sea and scratching his head.

His short stories and audiobook have been published by Cracked Eye.