John Nixon was born and brought up in England, but has lived more than half his life elsewhere in various places, but mostly in Sweden. He calls Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast his adopted home town. He used to teach English and history to high school students and various sorts of English for specific purposes to adult students. Nowadays he lives by writing and translating technical and educational texts and websites. In his spare time he blogs at TheSupercargo, and writes poetry, flash fiction, longer stories, pieces of novels and podcast scripts.