He escaped from concentration camps created by the British during the Second Boer War.
He witnessed systematic destruction of crops, the slaughtering of people and livestock.
He watched the burning of homesteads and farms, the poisoning of water wells, the salting of the earth to subdue a nation and quash their resistance.
Disease, starvation, murder and rape added fuel to the flames.
But the real horror that the British created was a ten year old boy who became a cannibalistic killer.
Christopholus Janse Van Vuuren.
About the Author
Scott Richards was born on 10th January 1986, in Hove, East Sussex, and, after leaving school decided to pursue a career in law. He was employed as an office junior at a firm of litigation lawyers, hoping to progress and eventually practice law, joining the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, passing the examinations to qualify as a member. He discovered this was not only a daunting process, but also downright tedious.
He quit and took a vacant post working for the Brighton and Hove City Council parks and green spaces management, and, in what little spare time he had, began writing short horror and mystery stories.
Orphan is the first part of 'Hunger'; a series of books about Christopholus Janse Van Vuuren, the cannibalistic killer.
Scott's writing is inspired in part by Stephen King, and Thomas Harris, citing Pennywise the clown and Hannibal Lecter as his favourite characters.
He is married to Clarice, has twin boys, Raife and Alexander, and is currently renovating a rather run-down and ramshackle cottage on the road between Plumpton and Lewes, which he hopes will eventually become the family home.
In the meantime, he is working on more stories...