Gordon Brown is a Scottish crime writer whose novel, Falling, launched in paperback in June 2009 and whose second novel, 59 minutes, launched in September 2010
Here’s what some of the critics are saying about the Falling:
‘Brown keeps a firm, skilful grip on his material in what turns out to be a very promising debut novel.’
‘Chaos reigns as the plot comes thick and fast in this thriller told from alternating perspectives of a brilliantly drawn cast of characters. If Guy Richie is looking for his next hit crime caper, he could do worse.’
…and for 59 Minutes:
‘Heavy on the action, light on law-abiding citizens this explosive tale of violence and villainy packs a mighty punch.’
Born in 1962 Gordon went to Simshill Primary School and King’s Park Secondary School before going to Strathclyde University to study marketing and Business Administration.
Having spent as long as he could outside the world of employment Gordon began his work career as a graduate trainee with J Sainsbury before moving to Carling O’Keefe in Toronto, Canada as a Marketing Trainee.
Upon returning to the UK he took up the position of Promotions and Merchandising Administrator with Bass Export in Glasgow.
Rising through the ranks with Bass to Director of Brands he was responsible for all the marketing activity for Scotland’s largest consumer brand, Tennent’s Lager, Scotland’s largest alcohol portfolio and the UK wide Tennent’s equity range of alcohol brands.
Gordon then joined e-comsport; a London based sports technology company as a board director in April 2000 and helped take the company through to floatation before returning to Glasgow to set up Circuit Break in 2001.
Circuit Break specialises in marketing strategy, advice and planning for a wide range of clients including stv, BBC, Invocas, Glencairn Crystal, Barnsley Development Agency, sportscotland and Scotia. For more information on Circuit Break visit – www.circuitbreak.co.uk.
In addition Gordon is a director on Worn Out Limited – home of www.teetonic.com and has also created and delivers creativity training under the ‘Brain Juice’ brand.
Gordon also has a Post Graduate Diploma in management studies and an MBA.
Gordon is married to Lesley and has two great kids, Scott and Nicole and lives and works on the south side of Glasgow.
Gordon is very bad at golf.