Galahad Porter was born, studied and worked in the UK. He subsequently lived and travelled in many different parts of the world. 'At Reception' is his debut novel. He previously published non-fiction under the name Andrew D. Porter. "Pharmaceutical Equities: Evaluation and Trading" in 1993 and "Valuing Pharmaceutical Companies" with Karen Beynon in 2000. Both published by Woodhead Publishing Limited, United Kingdom. He is a member of The Society of Authors.