Colin Beavan received his bachelors and doctoral degrees from the University of Liverpool. He was the founder of Meredith Beavan Publicity and also worked as a theatre critic for one of England's largest regional dailies, the Liverpool Echo.
In 1994, Colin decided to pursue a career as a full-time writer. Since then, he has written for many national magazines and is also the author of Fingerprints: The Murder Case that Launched Forensic Science. In 1998, Colin was assigned to investigate the espionage career of his American grandfather Gerry Miller by John Kennedy, Jr.'s magazine, George. During the course of writing the article, he discovered several things about his grandfather's role in many governmental positions. After these discoveries, he decided to write his latest book, Operation Jedburgh.