N R Gurney lives in Plymouth (UK), and as such is heavily influenced by coastal and moorland scenery. Neil graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2011 but was unable to secure the employment he wanted. However, he didn't give up and wrote"Green Mist Rising" while working in a hospital as a porter.
The book is about an alternate dimension where everybody is green and a mysterious green mist covers the planet. The book is inspired scenery close to home, but also incorporates ideas from urban myths like the Green Children of Woolpit. It is set predominantly around an alternative version of Plymouth.
He writes in the science fiction or fantasy genre because he likes to provide his readership with escapism and fun scenarios.