Stephen Franks served in both the British Army and Royal Air Force during a career spanning more than twenty years.
Stephen took up law in the 2000's and was called to the bar at Middle Temple in 2016. However, he has always harboured the desire to write and in the autumn of 2020, he set out the story that became The Milan Contract.
He says of this, his first novel that, "...writing The Milan Contract wasn't so much an ambition, as a burning desire to put into writing a tale that came to me as I stood on the steps of a Milanese hotel waiting for a taxi. As strange as it may sound, I have always believed that the story was somehow already in existence - it was just waiting for someone to come along to tell it."
That story is still in much the same form as it was when it first 'appeared' to Stephen more than thirty years ago!
In addition to his writing, Stephen continues to offer legal advice and support to a small portfolio of private clients in the south of the UK. He lives with his wife and two sons in Dorset.