Tarry S. Ionta was born of Italian parentage. He served in the RAF and worked at various occupations before entering Glasgow University at thirty, to study Maths, Physics, and Astronomy. He completed one year before dropping out to become a telegraphist. Finally completing his working life with British Telecom finance department.
His Interests and hobbies comprise mainly of chess, computing, and reading science fiction. He has also had a keen, practising interest in martial arts (Judo and Shotokan Karate) and music (Saxophone, Clarinet, and Piano - Over twelve years with the City of Glasgow Military Band). Now retired and no longer active in those fields, he prefers to concentrate on writing.
He has been writing since 1988, mostly unpublished work, having written some forty-five varied short stories, a few articles, one novella, four novels, and a children's story. Several short stories have been published in anthologies and on the Internet. A few have also been short-listed in the Writers News monthly competitions.
He is presently occupied with a new novel.
Biography provided by the author, May 2002