Born in 1991, Edward Abel Smith grew up in Hertfordshire, England, before moving to Oxford to study Sociology & Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University.
Edward's interest in humanitarian Nicholas Winton led him to write his first book, Active Goodness, which he independently published through Kwill Publishing in 2017. Following this, Edward was commissioned by Pen & Sword to write Ian Fleming's Inspiration, a potted biography of the James Bond author's life - including working in World War II intelligence - which influenced his writing.
In 2020, Edward was commissioned by Pen & Sword to write a book based on the little known story of the women who organised the escape of over 15,000 endangered Jews from Prague during the Nazi invasion.
Edward lives in London with his wife and their dog, Vesper.