Born and bred in Scotland, RJ Bathgate is the creator and co-author of Darkview: Psychosis. A father of two, and proud of his heritage, he has studied psychology, social sciences, and is currently working towards an advanced diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling and hypnotherapy.
His heart lies with new experiences and an interest in the unknown, particularly when writing. He has travelled the world from the dusty, wildlife-filled plains of Zambia, to the glaciers of Alaska and soaring peaks of the Canadian Rockies. A fan of NHL ice hockey, he also enjoys a good film, video games, fine wine, and Jack Daniels.
RJ originally wrote Darkview as a screenplay when living in Canada. Upon returning to Scotland, he researched mental health issues, namely psychosis and schizophrenia. Inspired by this research, he brought in lifelong friend, MJ Hall to help create a more realistic take on Darkview. The result is a story combining traditional Scottish history with authentic, catastrophic world events told through the eyes of protagonist, Jack Cyrus.