John Orton

Award-winning Historical Fiction Author


About John Orton

John Orton was born in 1949 in South Shields, England and after reading Law at Oxford University followed a career as a Solicitor in local Government until his retirement.
Tracing his family history led John into a growing interest into the social history of his home town, South Shields – he now enjoys writing ‘faction’ – fiction based on fact. In his series ‘Tales from Old South Shields.’ all three of John’s previous books ‘The Five Stone Steps’ ‘Blitz PAMs’ and ‘A Chill Wind off the Tyne’, are BRAG Medallion winners,