Paul A. Davies was born in Croydon, a suburb of London, in 1965. He was educated at Trinity College Oxford and, having graduated in English and Modern Languages, began his teaching career in Spain. On returning to the UK, he worked at Oxford University Press, first as a lexicographer on bilingual dictionaries and then as a schoolbook editor.
After five years' publishing experience, he decided to leave OUP to begin a freelance career writing English-teaching material. That was in 1998. Since then, he has written primary and secondary courses for most major English-teaching markets around the world, as well as videos, plays, stories and multimedia material.
His publications for Macmillan include two primary courses: All Aboard! and Take Shape. Paul currently lives near Oxford with his wife Nicola and three young children: Jessica, Oliver and Reuben.